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.
|1/01/1938||Examination||examined for condition|
|3/26/1968||Treatment||cleaned; coated; other|
- 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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