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Situla fragments

Period:
Third Intermediate Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 21–22
Date:
ca. 1070–712 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Tell Basta (Bubastis)
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
W. 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.228.250a–d
Not on view
These silver fragments are part of the "Tell Basta Treasure," found in 1906 at the site of Tell Basta. These particular objects are likely neck fragments from a situla that may have been used in a wine service. (see 30.8.369 for a complete example).
Discovered at Tell Basta during construction of the railway, 1906. Purchased by the Museum from Maurice Nahman, 1907.

Lilyquist, Christine 2012. "Treasures from Tell Basta: Goddesses, Officials, and Artists in an International Age." In Metropolitan Museum Journal, 47, p. 49, no. 30; p. 59, fig. 80.

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