An Egyptian Faience Ritual Model Situla, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
The situla was a deluxe ritual vessel that played an important role in Egyptian religious ceremonies and was intended to carry holy water for use in sacred activities. This amuletic miniature of milk-churn shape is made from bright blue/green glazed faience, has two raised handles on the rim that are pierced, while the flattened bottom and angular profile copy the metal style for the period.
Small faience models, such as this example, are quite rare.
Dimensions: Height: 7/8 inch (2.3 cm)
Condition: Minor losses to one handle and surface abrasion otherwise intact and in good condition overall.
Provenance: Private NY Collection acquired from the London trade in 1998.
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