Fragmentary silver bowl


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The tondo depicts and Egyptian ruler slaying a captive enemy; behind the ruler stands a servant with a fan. The narrative in the outer zone has a counterpart on a bowl from Praeneste in Italy. The story concerns a king's hunting expedition outside his city and his rescue by a falcon-winged deity. Considerable discussion has not elucidated whether it is a Near Eastern tale or a Greek saga about a hero such as Herakles presented with Levantine iconography.

Fragmentary silver bowl, Silver, Cypriot

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