Bowl Decorated with Marsh Scenes
- New Kingdom–Third Intermediate Period
- late Dynasty 19–Dynasty 22
- ca. 1188–712 B.C.
- From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Tell Basta (Bubastis), Temple of Bastet, ancient cache
- diam. 20.5 cm (8 1/16 in)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1907
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The elaborate repoussé decorations on this bowl illustrate various scenes associated with marsh life: herding animals, cutting papyrus, harvesting fruit, catching birds, and paddling skiffs. These illustrations are variations on traditional scenes of birth and renewal that are well known from tomb and temple walls.