Situla

1969.112.31
Copper alloy situla with a handle of heavy wire passed through loops on the rim. The exterior is decorated in low relief with a procession of deities in two registers: the top register shows a baboon adoring a shrine boat and another boat. The lower register shows an altar bearing lotus before ithyphallic Amun, Isis and Nephthys holding wadj-sceptres, and another deity. 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. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society, from Square H5, 'redim' H5-145 [797]. Surface treated by a conservator in 1969/70.