<em>Situla with Religious Scenes in Raised Relief</em>, 305-30 B.C.E. Bronze, gold, 5 3/16 x Diam. 1 3/4 in. (13.1 x 4.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.582E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.582E_PS11.jpg)

Situla with Religious Scenes in Raised Relief

Medium: Bronze, gold

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:305-30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 5 3/16 x Diam. 1 3/4 in. (13.1 x 4.4 cm)


Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.582E

Image: 37.582E_PS11.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Bronze situla with handle. Decorated in relief and with incised line drawings. Much (it is no longer possible to determine the original extent) of the incised lines were inlaid with gold of which there are remnants here and there. The neck of the vessel is decorated with a register containing an overlapping feather (?) pattern. Below this is a horizontal band divided into a pattern of large and small rectangles. Below this is a larger register decorated with figures as well as a column of inscription as follows: offering stand; Amun-min facing right; priest burning incense and libating facing left; hieroglyphic inscription; Nephthys facing right; Horus facing right; Djed with atef; Isis facing left. Below this register is a narrow horizontal band similar to the one above. The bottom of the vessel which is decorated as if it were a lotus blossom, is provided with a roughly projecting foot. Condition: Slightly rubbed overall; black/brown patina. Some inlaid gold missing. Solid cast. Basically in good condition.

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