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Liana Miate
published on 08 May 2017
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Situla of Hor, end of the Late Period to the beginning of the Ptolemaic Period, about 350-280 BCE. From Thebes, Egypt. The British Museum (photo taken at The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia).

Situlae were important vessels used for libations to the gods and the deceased. This high quality situla belonged to a priest called Hor. He served several gods, including Amun, Mut and Khonsu. He is shown seated with his wife Keretj, while their son offers water and incense to the couple. The base of the vessel is decorated with a lotus flower, symbolising rebirth.

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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