Situla


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Situla

 

an ancient bronze vessel in the shape of a pail. Situlae have been found in archaeological sites of the Hallstatt and La Tène cultures of the early Iron Age of Western Europe. Early situlae have a rounded body and two attached handles. Later examples have a conical body that widens toward the top and a movable arched handle over the mouth. Situlae were sometimes decorated with various pictures portrayed in relief.

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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.