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Situla with floral decoration

Period:
Third Intermediate Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 21–22
Date:
ca. 1070–712 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Tell Basta (Bubastis), Temple of Bastet, ancient cache
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
h. 14 cm (5 1/2 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.228.18
Not on view
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.

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