Situla with floral decoration

Period: New Kingdom–Third Intermediate Period

Dynasty: late Dynasty 19–Dynasty 22

Date: ca. 1070–712 B.C.

Geography: From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Tell Basta (Bubastis), Temple of Bastet, ancient cache

Medium: Electrum

Dimensions: h. 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in)

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1907

Accession Number: 07.228.22


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.