Deep bowl

Near Eastern, Levantine, Phoenician
Neo-Assyrian Period
883–612 B.C.


Height: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilded silver

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)


The Ancient World



Design in two friezes. In the top register soldiers march among date palms accompanied by a mounted rider and two chariots. One chariot is Assyrian in style and carries a bearded man with a conical hat who appears to be Assyrian. The other chariot appears Egyptian and carries a clean-shaven man who also seems to be Egyptian, as do the troops themselves. Below, the “Egyptian” soldiers hunt a lion in a landscape of hills, trees, and plants. The bowl perfectly illustrates the mixture of styles that characterizes Phoenician art of the eastern Mediterranean region.


By 1927: with Miss Mary Thacher; March 3, 1927: given to the MFA by Miss Mary Thacher in memory of her sister, Miss Martha Thacher,
March 3, 1927

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Thacher in memory of her sister Miss Martha Thacher