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Situla with Procession of Divinities and Worshippers
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Situla with Procession of Divinities and Worshippers


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Description Situlae were vessels used to pour offerings of milk or water in purification rituals. They take the form of a human breast and were associated with the goddess Isis. Incense burners were also used extensively in temple and funerary ceremonies. Incense, considered a purifying element, was offered to honor the gods, kings, and the dead. This situla is decorated in raised relief. The central frieze depicts a series of striding deities and worshipers. The base features a lotus petal motif, a symbol of rebirth.
Conservation

Examined in preparation for exhibition.

Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969ExaminationExamined
Exhibitions
  • Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 305-30 BCE (Ptolemaic)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.1208
Measurements
H: 8 1/8 x W: 2 7/8 in. (20.6 x 7.3 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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