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.
- Medium: Faience, glazed
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1295-1185 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XIX Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 1 1/2 x Diam. 4 in. (3.8 x 10.2 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: 34.1182
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Bowl, ca. 1295-1185 B.C.E. Faience, glazed, 1 1/2 x Diam. 4 in. (3.8 x 10.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 34.1182. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Green faience bowl. Interior decorated in black with figure of a monkey playing the double flute amidst decorations. Black border around inner rim. The drawing is good. The bowl is unusually heavy. Probably a New Kingdom piece. Condition, the bowl has been assembled from two pieces; the rim is chipped and the glaze is worn in spots.
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)