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Button-Based Situla

Button-Based Situla

900-700 BC

Part of a set. See all set records

Bronze, repoussé, punched, incised

Diameter: 6.2 cm (2 7/16 in.); Overall: 13.1 cm (5 3/16 in.)

Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund, and James Parmelee Fund 1960.35.2

Description

The metalworkers of Luristan provided the Assyrian empire with elaborate bronze ornaments and vessels. These two situla are decorated symmetrically---one with ibexes drinking from an overflowing water jar; the other, with sphinxes.

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