Bowl with bosses and petals, Silver

Bowl with bosses and petals

Period:
Late Period–Ptolemaic Period
Date:
4th century B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Lower Egypt
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 4.4 cm x Diam. 17.6 cm
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.2.17
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134
The heavy silver vessels 18.2.13-18.2.17 are in created in a decorative style widespread in the Greek world, and can be dated to the fourth century BC. They. are said to have been found together in the Egyptian Delta.
Several of the vessels have small Demotic designations scored into the rim recording the weight of the silver, which correlated with the vessel's value.
Purchased from Maurice Nahman, Cairo, 1918.