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Archeological Object



The outside is decorated with representations engraved and in relief. The area below to edge of the vase has a series of images engraved, dogs driving the solar boat, the representation of the journey of the sun. The scene represented on the body of the situla shows two men in standing position and with the arms raised in adoration of a procession of deities (Amun-Min, Horus, Isis and Nephthys); among two men and the gods there is an offering table, decorated with a large lotus flower. These images are linked to the meaning of rebirth after death and regeneration, referenced in the shape breast, typical of these vases. The situla was also associated with the worship of the goddess Isis. The fund, now lost, was probably decorated with petals of lotus flowers, as in most of the intact  vases. On the edge are set two rings useful for the insertion of the handle and the shape of which recalls the shen amulet, also solar symbol.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 953
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:


  Definizione: Situla
  Class and ware: Non-ceramic crockery
  Title or subject:


Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: Greek roma period
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Bronze
  Height: 7
  Varie: Conservation status: fragmentary; no fund

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