About this object

Green faience situla with floral decoration in black. It is similar to other vessels from the late New Kingdom, but might possibly be from the Third Intermediate Period. Situla is a Latin word for bucket, and this object was made to contain a liquid used during religious rituals.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1295 BC - 1069 BC
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1900s early
  • Measurements
    140 mm
  • Related people

Ownership

Previous owners

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