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Bowl with Fish and Lotuses
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Bowl with Fish and Lotuses

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Description This bowl has a square pool at the center with tilapia fish as well as lotus buds and blossoms. All of these elements refer to resurrection and regeneration.
Date Description Narrative
  • Faience: The Colors of the Heavens. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003-2004.
  • Daily Magic in Ancient Egypt. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2007.
Provenance Rev. William MacGregor, Tamworth, Staffordshire, by 1898; Sale, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, June 26-29 and July 4-6, 1922, no. 253; Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York, 1922, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923

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ca. 1450 BCE (New Kingdom)
Egyptian faience
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H: 2 1/16 × Diam: 5 13/16 × Diam of foot: 1 5/8 in. (5.2 × 14.8 × 4.1 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
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