Bowl Decorated with Marsh Scenes

New Kingdom, Ramesside

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 124

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.

Bowl Decorated with Marsh Scenes, Silver

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