Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
The image on one of these bowls depicts a monkey playing a double flute. Representations of animals engaged in human activities occur throughout Egyptian history. The other bowl shows a female figure and flowering plants. This motif may be borrowed from scenes on the walls of painted tombs.
ca. 1295-1185 B.C.E.
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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