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Situla with floral decoration

New Kingdom–Third Intermediate Period
late Dynasty 19–Dynasty 22
ca. 1070–712 B.C.
From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Tell Basta (Bubastis), Temple of Bastet, ancient cache
h. 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 125
Situlae formed part of wine-drinking sets, apparently used for sipping wine. This electrum example is decorated with olive leaves around the neck, and a lotus calyx embracing the base.
Discovered at Tell Basta during construction of the railway, 1906. Purchased by the Museum from Maurice Nahman, 1907.

Lythgoe, Albert M. 1907. "Recent Egyptian Acquisitions." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 12 (December), pp. 195–196.

Lilyquist, Christine 2012. "Treasures from Tell Basta: Goddesses, Officials, and Artists in an International Age." In Metropolitan Museum Journal, 47, p. 49, no. 26; p. 12, fig. 3, p. 48, fig. 60; p. 59, fig. 80.

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