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'Scylla' bowl; bronze; engraved; mythological scenes in medallions; surrounding inscriptions; modern inscription on base; Scylla cuts off the hair of her father Nisus, upon which his life depends, to gain favour of her lover Minos; medallions with scenes of legends of Orpheus and Eurydice, Ganymede, Ceres, and Triptolemus.
- Made in: Germany (?)
- Diameter: 258 millimetres
- Height: 42 millimetres
Scylla, daughter of Nisus of Megara, killed her father by cutting off a lock of his hair; she should not be confused with Scylla, the nymph who was turned into a sea-monster by Circe who was jealous that Glaucus had fallen in love with her.
The bowl was found with 1921,0325.1
2013 28 Nov-2015, Norwich Castle Museum, Norman Connections
Found July 9th 1824 while digging foundations of Haw Bridge. Originally given on loan in 1925, subsequently donated to the museum.
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Object reference number: MCM4972
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