Bowl with Floral Decoration
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
The Persian conquest of Egypt in 525 B.C.E. led to a vogue for metalwork in the Persian style, such as these animal-shaped handles and fluted bowls with floral decorations on the base. All of these objects were discovered in Egypt; the silver pieces were discovered together with a large number of objects as an offering at a temple of a foreign goddess.
2 15/16 x Diam. 7/16 in. (7.5 x 13.8 cm)
Weight: 349.8 grams (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
One bronze bowl, hemispheric in shape. The interior is plain, but the exterior is decorated with a series of horizontal panels, each slightly concave. At the exterior base a 14 petal rosette has been executed in raised relief.
Condition: Excellent. A greenish lacquer covers the surface. This was found to be shellac. A small hole exists in the direct center of the relief rosette on the bottom which could have been the point of attachment to the lathe.
Bowl with Floral Decoration, 525-404 B.C.E. Bronze, tin, 2 15/16 x Diam. 7/16 in. (7.5 x 13.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1538E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1538E.jpg)
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