Situla

56.20.485
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.