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Bowl with a scene of a running bull in the marshes

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Shallow, blue faience bowl with black painted decoration on the interior. In the central medallion is an image of a bull leaping through a papyrus thicket.


By 1979: with Jean-Loup Despras, Orient-Occident, Paris; 1979: purchased by the MFA from Jean-Loup Despras, May 16, 1979.

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18, 1390–1292 B.C.


Height x diameter: 3.3 x 16.5 cm (1 5/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bichrome faience


The Ancient World