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Bowl with Hunting Scene
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Bowl with Hunting Scene


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Description In the center of this shallow bowl, a man stabs a raging lion. They are surrounded by a ring of flying ducks and prancing horses. In the next ring, archers on foot and mounted spearmen advance among trees behind a chariot. The design, which may represent a hunting expedition, is encircled by a serpent with patterned skin. The clothing and hairstyle of the figures is Egyptian, while the subject matter of the central scene is a common Mesopotamian theme of combat between man and beast. Phoenician artists frequently adapted the styles of neighboring cultures.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/01/1938Examinationexamined for condition
9/28/1967Treatmentcleaned; coated
10/20/1967Treatmentcleaned
3/26/1968Treatmentcleaned; coated; other
2/04/1976Examinationtechnical study
1/18/1985Treatmentcleaned
11/15/2000Treatmentcleaned
11/28/2000Treatmentcleaned
2/12/2009Treatmentcleaned; coated
Exhibitions
  • Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth: Ancient Near Eastern Art from American Collections. Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem. 2013.
Provenance Barberini Collection, Contessa Menafiglio [according to Seligmann]; Arnold Seligmann [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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Period
8th-7th century BC
Medium
repoussé gilded silver
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.705
Measurements
H: 1 3/16 x Diam: 9 11/16 in. (3 x 24.6 cm)
Geography
  • Levant (Place of Discovery)

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