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: Electrum

Dimensions: H. 13.8 × Diam. 4.8 cm (5 7/16 × 1 7/8 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.