Situla

M11695
Copper alloy situla with a handle of heavy wire passed through loops on the rim. The exterior is decorated in low relief: a procession of deities – Amun, Min, Isis and Nephthys. Lotus ornament round the base and terminating in a knob. 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. Described by Professor Percy Newberry as being of a “good technique” and dating to Saite Period.