Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bowl, used as lid

Period:
Ptolemaic Period
Date:
3rd–late 2nd century B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Birabi, grave 36
Medium:
Pottery
Dimensions:
H. 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.); Diam. 22.4 cm (8 13/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1913
Accession Number:
13.180.34b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134
This bowl served as the lid for the large jar 13.180.34b. Analysis of residue indicates the bowl probably once held broth.
Museum Excavations, 1912-13. Acquired in the division of finds.

Schreiber, Gábor 2003. Late Dynastic and Ptolemaic Painted Pottery from Thebes (4th-2nd cetury BC). Budapest, passim, no. 214, and pl. 126.

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