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Archeological Object

Situla


Situla

The situla is decorated with representations  in relief. The area below to edge of the vase has a series of images with the solar boat. The central scene represents two men in a standing position and with their arms raised in adoration of Amun-Min, Horus, Isis and Nephthys. Under some kneeling figures pray and rejoice. These images are related to the meaning of rebirth after death and regeneration; to the same meaning als refers the shape of the breast typical of these vases, associated with the cult of the goddess Isis. The bottom was decorated with  a lotus flower. Also the shape of the handle has a symbolic value and retrieves the amulet shen, also a solar symbol.

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Object
  Definizione: Situla
  Title or subject:

Situla

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: Late Period
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Bronze
  Varie: Conservation status: the situa has several gaps
Bibliography
  Bibliography:

1979, Bresciani E., “Un ushabti del generale Psametek-sa-Neith nel museo “L.Pogliaghi” a Varese” in "Egitto e Vicino Oriente II", Pisa. pp.49-55