BZ-8 situla

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Classification: vessel
Archaeological type: Situla
Material: bronze
Size: height (largest fragment): 9.8 cm, rim diameter: 22.4 cm, thickness: 0.2 mm
Condition: fragmentary
Date: beginning of the 4th century BC
Date derived from: typology, archaeological context

Site: Bozen / Bolzano (Bozen / Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy)
Field name: Moritzing / San Maurizio
Archaeological context: hoard
(Objects: BZ-4 fragment, BZ-8 situla, BZ-9 handle)
Coordinates (approx.): 46° 29' 52.80" N, 11° 21' 18.00" E [from site]
Find date: 1868
Find circumstances: construction works
Current location: Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum (repository)
Inventory Nr.: 2.717


Sources: Wieser 1891: 319–323, pl. 3, pl. 4.4
Steiner 2002: 311, pl. 30


Fragmentary extant Situla of thin bronze sheet.
Rough patina of dark green in colour. Cone-shaped with high located as well as strong shoulder and curved neck. The mouth rim inside creased around an actually not preserved core. Attached to the neck long rectangular ribbon handle attachments with decorated narrow side and two each rivets. The fragmentary preserved handle with stylized birds head end is hooked in the curved body. Under the widest part of the Situla two horizontal circumferential pairs of ribs. A 3.5 cm wide area decorated with a frieze of curved buds. The decoration is beaten from inside and traced by a punch on the visible face.
On two positions of the mouth rim characters (BZ-8.1 and BZ-8.2).