About this object

Copper alloy situla originally with two through loops on the rim but one now broken off. The exterior is decorated in low relief with a procession of deities in three registers. Lotus ornament round the base. Situla is a Latin word for bucket, and this object would have contained a liquid and be used during religious rituals in a tomb or temple. Probably collected in Upper Egypt, near Thebes.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Ptolemaic
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    332 BC - 30 BC
  • Materials
    Metal
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    William Frankland Hood
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1851 - 1861
  • Measurements
    120 mm x 40 mm
  • Related people
    William Frankland Hood (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

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Events

  • Sotheby's Auction House Sale of the Hood Collection 11 November 1924

    Start date: 1924-11-11
    End date: 1924-11-11
    Description: Sale of the Important Collection of Egyptian Antiquities etc formed by the Late Rev. W. Frankland Hood During the Years 1851-1861.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: 1940
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • William Frankland Hood

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1864
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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