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Situla (Bucket for Holy Water)

Date: 860–880
Geography: Made in northern France
Culture: Carolingian
Medium: Ivory with gilded copper-alloy mounts and foil inlays
Dimensions: Overall (with handle up): 8 5/16 x 6 1/16 x 5 1/8 in. (21.1 x 15.4 x 13 cm) Overall (with handle down): 6 3/16 x 6 1/16 x 5 1/8 in. (15.7 x 15.4 x 13 cm) Overall (vessel only): 5 3/4 x 5 1/16 in. (14.6 x 12.8 cm) diameter of foot: 3 1/8 in. (8 cm)
Classification: Ivories
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number: 17.190.45

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