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Decorated omphalos bowl

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Decorated omphalos bronze bowl. Decoration is hard to make out, but includes standing and seated figures, as well as flora.


1981: sold at Sotheby, New York, auction, December 9, 1981, lot no. 85; by 1985: New York private collection (published in Glenn Markoe, Phoenician Bronze and Silver Bowls from Cyprus and the Mediterranean [Berkeley, 1985], pp. 218-219, pls. 350-351; by 1994: with Emmanuel Tiliakos, Alexander Fine Art, Winchester, MA; 1994: purchased by the MFA from Alexander Fine Art. (Accession date: March 23, 1994)

Credit Line

William Stevenson Smith Fund

Near Eastern, Phoenecian, Phoenecian, 8th or 7th century B.C.


Legacy dimension: D: 18.0 cm x 3.0 cm deep

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World