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Benvenuto Cellini's Salt Cellar and Silver Spoon
Saliera

Origin

Benvenuto Cellini

Type

Salt Cellar and Silver Spoon

Effects

Turns organic matter into salt

Downsides

Effects

Activation

Sprinkling salt onto something organic

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Food-888

Aisle

677204-1586

Shelf

410873-6259-118

Date of Collection

May 17, 2003

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OriginsEdit

Benvenuto Cellini was a flutist, but first and foremost a goldsmith. He crafted with gold and silver artwork, especially statues, in Rome, France and Florence. In Rome, he had ties through his work to the Papacy and the Vatican, which landed him in hot water several times.

The salt cellar was made for Francis I of France. It has a male and female figure, representing the sea and earth, respectively. On May 11, 2003, it was stolen from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, which was covered by scaffolding at that time due to reconstruction works. The museum had offered a reward of € 1,000,000 for its recovery. It was found on January 21, 2006 buried in a lead box in a forest.

EffectsEdit

When salt from the cellar is sprinkled upon organic matter with the paired silver spoon, it turns it into salt. Useful for small targets, but rather ineffective against larger objects.

TriviaEdit

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