We found one such situla
as well as fragments of other bronzes.
These include a fragmentary aegis and offering table and a well-preserved situla
with a complex scene of gods in relief.
ROOKIE trainer Harry Dunlop got his career under way in the best possible fashion when his first runner, Situla
, landed the fillies' maiden yesterday.
Leclant suggests that these objects and others,' such as a monumental situla
in porphyry, were brought to Europe by early travelers and pilgrims to the Holy Land.
There is still an argument, however, partly based on the apparent presence of an attached semi-circular neck-guard, that the Hirschlanden headgear represents a bronze helmet (Schickler 1999: 24) similar to those depicted on, for example, the Providence situla
(Lucke 1962: Plate 9, lower) or the Strettweg cult-vehicle (Aldhouse Green 1996:114), and actual helmets from Cremona and Oppeano (Sansoni 1961: Plate 20) in northern Italy, all of the same broad date (Schickler 1999: 24).
HARRY DUNLOP will be looking to Situla
to give him the perfect start to his training career when she runs in the opener at Wolverhampton today, writes Tony Elves.
The latest Dunlop to join the training ranks is due to saddle Situla in the fillies' maiden.
He said: "It will be great to get started, and Situla, who was sent to us from Ger Lyons in Ireland, finished second at Roscommon and has done plenty of work, so hopefully she will do us proud.
To a certain extent it is similar to the piece from Zimnicea in Romania (Alexandrescu 1983: 77, figures 7(5), 8(5)) along with late La Tene pieces (for example the situla
of Bargfeld type) and horse harness, clothes, and weapons.
However, she answered jockey Colm O'Donoghue's every call to lead late on and defeat Situla
by half a length.
Two useful dates are fixed, the dendrochronological date from the late Urnfield La Cote-St-Andre situla
on four wheels of 745-735 BC, and at the other end Hallstatt D Greek imports such as at Vix and Hochdorf.