Bronze situla

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall (Height with handle): 11.4 x 3.8 cm (4 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.) Overall (Height without handle): 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4485

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Bronze situla; tall, bag-shaped with flattened base; decorated with six pairs of horizontal lines; swinging handle; bright green incrustation; good condition.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way