Anatolia, Phrygia, or Lydia
Silver; Diam. 6 3/8 in. (16.7 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Klejman, in memory of Director James J. Rorimer, 1966 (66.116)
This hemispherical bowl has a raised boss in the center from which a petal design in repoussé radiates with chased details. Parallels in shape and design with bronze bowls discovered in the so-called Midas Mound, close to the Phrygian capital of Gordion, suggest that this bowl was made in the eighth or seventh century B.C. by the Phrygians in Central Anatolia. It is also possible, however, that the vessel was made later in Lydia in West Anatolia, where Phrygian artifacts were appreciated.