Gold Bowl of General Wendjebauendjed

Gold Bowl of General Wendjebauendjed. Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 87741

This golden bowl with rosette in center from the reign of King Psusennes I of the 21st Dynasty, is inscribed with the name of Wendjebauendjed, who was an army general of that period.

The artifact is decorated in the center with a cloisonné, polychrome glass paste flower from which 23 grooves radiate. It is thought that the central pattern represents the Unification of the Two Lands by combining the emblems of papyrus and lotus that are the two symbols of Upper and Lower Egypt. 

Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, reign of Psusennes I, ca. 1047-1001 BC. From Tomb NRT III, Tanis. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 87741

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