Silver bowl


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The particularly dense decoration consists of a tondo surrounded by four friezes. In the center, the Egyptian goddess Isis suckles her son Horus amid papyrus plants. The innermost frieze shows a shepherd, a horse, a cow and calf. The next frieze presents six banqueters attended by men and women. The third zone combines banqueters with tribute bearers. The outermost zone depicts figures in carts departing from a citadel to a palm grove and going back. The carts are particularly reminiscent of the terracotta models. The Isis motif and the fortifications derive from Egyptian and Assyrian sources.

Silver bowl, Silver, Cypriot

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