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EA1419

An Egyptian Faience Ritual Model Situla, New Kingdom, ca. 1550 - 1069 B.C.

of bright blue faience, a model situla with two raised handles on the rim that are pierced, the flattened bottom and angular profile copies the metal style for the period.  

Background:  The situla was a deluxe ritual vessel that played an important role in Egyptian religious ceremonies.  Small faience models, such as this example, are quite rare 

Condition:  Amulet is intact and in excellent condition overall. 

Dimensions:  Height: 1.25 inches (3.17 cm)

Provenance: Private Maine collection, acquired in Egypt in the 1890's and then by descent.

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