The elegant ladle and sieve were used to serve and to eliminate sediment from wine. They were reportedly found together in Arcarnania, a region in southwestern Greece, but were probably made in the northern region of Macedonia, where much ancient silver has been found. Most ancient Greek sieves have narrow circular rims. This sieve in the form of a grape leaf -- appropriate for straining wine -- is unique, since no other sieve with an irregular irregular rim is known. Its curved handle ends in a swan's head.