Silver bowl


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Executed entirely by chasing, without repoussé, the center of the bowl is ornamented with a rosette and a zone of papyrus. The outer frieze consists of predominantly Egyptianizing motifs: sphinxes and griffins flanking lotuses, hawks, winged snakes, a sphinx holding an ankh (the symbol of life), and varied flora. Below a large water bird with extended wings appears the Cypriot syllabic inscription
"I am the bowl of Epiorwos, son of Dies."

Silver bowl, Silver, Cypriot

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