Faience Vessel with Procession of Four Bulls
The base of this bowl is adorned with a lotus flower and the body with a procession of cows, possibly symbols of the goddess Hathor, through a setting of lotus flowers. Although it was once claimed for Dynasty XVIII (circa 1539–1295 B.C.), the vessel is more likely a work of Dynasty XXV It once had a blue-green glaze and is much restored.
- Medium: Faience, glazed
- Geographical Locations:
- Dates: ca. 775-653 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XXV Dynasty (possibly)
- Period: Third Intermediate Period
- Dimensions: 7 5/16 x 7 7/8 in. (18.5 x 20 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 74.98.1
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Faience Vessel with Procession of Four Bulls, ca. 775-653 B.C.E. Faience, glazed, 7 5/16 x 7 7/8 in. (18.5 x 20 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 74.98.1. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: A semi-circular faience vessel with a procession of four bulls with lotus thickets around the upper portion. The bottom of the vessel is decorated with a lotus flower. Condition: Most of the blue-green glaze is discolored. Restored.
- Record Completeness: Best (84%)