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An Egyptian Faience Ritual Model Situla, 3rd Intermediate Period, ca. 1069 - 665 B.C.

EA1563

of milk-churn shape, this amuletic miniature situla was intended to carry holy water for use in sacred activities.   Of bright blue faience, it has two raised handles on the rim that are pierced, the flattened bottom and angular profile copy 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:  Small loss to handles otherwise intact and in very good condition overall. 

Dimensions:  Height: 2.22 cm (7/8 inch).

Provenance:   Private NYC collection, ex. CT collection, ex. John N. Winnie, Jr. collection, Georgia, 1980’s-90’s


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