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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.
Date Description Narrative
1/01/1938Examinationexamined for condition
9/28/1967Treatmentcleaned; coated
3/26/1968Treatmentcleaned; coated; other
2/04/1976Examinationtechnical study
2/12/2009Treatmentcleaned; coated
  • 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 Menaf[o]glio [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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8th-7th century BC (Iron Age II)
repoussé gilded silver
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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H: 1 3/16 x Diam: 9 11/16 in. (3 x 24.6 cm)
  • Levant (Place of Discovery)


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