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Omphalos bowl

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This handsome, fluted bronze bowl with a central omphalos is a fine example of Phrygian metal work of the 6th century BC. This period saw an efflourescence of such works throughout the Near East, and the Phrygian examples are among the best.

Provenance

1971, gift of Richard R. Wagner (b. 1907 - d. 2002), West Barnstable, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 8, 1971)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Phrygian, Late Phrygian Period, 6th century B.C.

Object Place

Turkey

Dimensions

Depth x Diameter: 4.5 cm x 19.5 cm

Accession Number

1971.692

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels