Vessel card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Vessel

M12934

Currently not on display

Campaniform situla with flat, round base, wide rim with two bail handles set in volute palmette handle carriers. The rim is slightly everted, with two smooth, flat mouldings just below, on the outer surface. The handles are flat, curved almost to a rectangular shape, with the ends folded back and ending in up-turned lotus buds. The handle carriers, flanged to fit against the inside rim, have two large, circular openings outlined like volutes, and separated by a simplified palmette that is cut off across the top. The body of the vase is very thin sheet bronze, torn, and missing part of the sides and most of the base. The entire situla has smooth, grey green mineralized surfaces, with heavy traces of yellow lime like deposits on its lower half, and a round rust stain, which must correspond to some object adjacent in the tomb, on the exterior, just below one handle carrier.