Terracotta situla (bucket)


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170

The story of Apollo and the satyr Marsyas is depicted in high relief around the vessel. Under each handle are additional reliefs that imitate treatments of this shape as they appear in metal. Fine bronze situlae have been found at many sites in Northern Greece, Thrace, Southern Russia, and Western Europe. Scholars debate their ultimate origin but most are probably Etruscan exports from Vulci.

Terracotta situla (bucket), Terracotta, Etruscan

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