Object ID
2004.5.38
Object Name
Bowl
Medium
Paint
Material
Copper
Object Entities
Gravenites, Helen (owned by)
Gravenites, Helen (is related to)
Object Description
Small, scalloped cloisonne bowl decorated with white and green floral design and a blue peacock in the very center. The peacock has a light blue body with yellow wings and a navy blue tail the details of the feathers have been left to show the copper color. The exterior side of the bowl has four navy peacocks punctuated green and gold flora. Both sides are are painted on a red background with the brass details left unpainted. The red paint rim of the bowl has mostly rubbed off so that it unintentionally shows the metal.
Origin
This item was previously owned by Helen Grvenites. While historically the technique of cloisonne comes from the mediteranean and near east, today this type of cloisonne bowl is more often associated with Asia.
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Citation
Bowl, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7262. Accessed 02/26/21.