Situla with floral decoration, Silver

Situla with floral decoration

Period:
New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty:
Dynasty 19
Reign:
Ramesses II or slightly later
Date:
ca. 1279–1213 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Tell Basta (Bubastis), Temple of Bastet, ancient cache
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 14.5 × Diam. 5.2 cm (5 11/16 × 2 1/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.228.18
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 124
Situlae formed part of wine-drinking sets, apparently used for sipping wine. This silver example is decorated with leaves around the neck.
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. 48, fig. 60, no. 25; p. 12, fig. 3; p. 59, fig. 80.