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Situla Bearing the names of Kashta and Amenirdis
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Situla Bearing the names of Kashta and Amenirdis


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Description A situla is a vessel that held liquid offerings used in rituals for the gods. This one is inscribed with the names of King Kashta and his daughter Amenirdis. Kashta was the first Nubian king who ruled over Kush (Nubia) and parts of Egypt during the 25th dynasty. His daughter Amenirdis I was the "God's wife of Amen" at Thebes-the most important priestly office in Egypt at that time. This small situla might have been used by Amenidris I as a child during her education as a priestess.
Provenance Tano estate, Luxor; Dr. Hans Goedicke, Baltimore, 1957, [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2008, by gift.
Inscriptions [Transliteration] Jmn-jr-dj=s K_st_
Credit Gift of Dr. Hans Goedicke, 2008

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Period
745-715 BCE (Third Intermediate Period)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.3077
Measurements
H: 6 3/8 x Diam: 2 3/16 in. (16.2 x 5.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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