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EA1514

An Egyptian Faience Situla Amulet, Late Period, ca. 722-332 BC

of blue/green 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 

Dimensions:Height: 7/8 inch (2.3 cm)

Condition:  Minor losses to one handle and surface abrasion otherwise intact and in good condition overall.

Provenance:   Private NY Collection on loan to the Michael C. Carlos museum, Emory University, Atlanta GA 1998 - 2015, loan number: L1998.062.038.

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