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Terracotta situla (bucket)

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
2nd–1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Asia Minor
Medium:
Terracotta; white-ground
Dimensions:
h. 3 in. (7.62 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of the American Society for the Excavation of Sardis, 1926
Accession Number:
26.164.29
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The small size of this situla, which renders it impractical for daily use, implies its intended function was either as a votive offering or perhaps a toy.
From Sardis, Tomb 621

Rotroff, Susan Prof. 2003. The Hellenistic Pottery from Sardis: The Finds though 1994. p. 199, pls. 135a, 135c, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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