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Period

Tudor (1485 - 1603)

Description

Set of Tudor wooden roundels decorated with paint and gilding, including a rhyme or riddle.
These were used for eating sweetmeats during the banquet or dessert course at a feast. A 2-pronged "sucket fork" was often used for this. The verses or riddles on the back were part of the entertainment. Only the wealthy could afford this.

Type of original

photographic transparency

Artist or photographer

St Albans Museums photographer

Location depicted in image

[not applicable].

Copyright

1)© St Albans Museums

Photo number

SL2656