A 4th century BC Grecian bronze bucket with a circular foot and tapering cylindrical body. The feathered frieze around the top rim sits below two double rings with central carved palmettes and the two handles are omega shaped and hooked into loops, with decorative ends. The bronze has taken on a beautiful patina. Some restoration to the base.
A Situla is an archelogical term used to descibe an elaborate bucket-shaped vessel from specifically the Iron Age to the Middle Ages. The earlier vessels were used in Greek burial rites however as time went on they were used in different ways including cooling wine, carrying water for bathing and for arge elaborate feasts.
Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
A 4th Century BC Classical Greek Bronze Bucket or Situla
Height: 28.5cm (11.2 in)
Diameter: 25.0cm (9.8 in)