Situla card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum



Currently not on display


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.