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Bronze Situla - FZ.272
Origin: Central Asia
Circa: 1200 BC to 500 BC
Dimensions: 5.75" (14.6cm) high x 3" (7.6cm) wide
Collection: Near Eastern
Medium: Bronze
Condition: Extra Fine

Location: United States
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Perhaps taking their design from clay vessels first used in Babylon, such situlae were meant to stand upright on a tripod base. They might have served as offering vessels, containing votive gifts of rare oils or wine. The simplicity of its shape gives this vessel a timeless appeal. Its graceful curves invite our touch, as they no doubt did those of the ancient owners. Though we know little about them, when we hold this charming situla, we are connected directly with their vanished world. - (FZ.272)


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