Water Vessel or Situla

Unknown450 - 350 BCE

National Museum of the History of Ukraine

National Museum of the History of Ukraine
Kyiv, Ukraine

This cylindrical situla has an extended neck and two movable handles. The neck of the vessel is decorated with an egg-and-dart pattern.
This vessel was found in Haimanova Mohyla barrow, supposedly a Scythian king's family burial site. Situla was there with other dishes in the household niche of one of Haimanova Mohyla’s tombs.


  • Title: Water Vessel or Situla
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 450 - 350 BCE
  • Location Created: Unknown
  • Physical Dimensions: h 251, d 240 mm
  • Type: Tableware
  • Rights: National Museum of the History of Ukraine
  • Medium: Bronze, molding, forging
  • Place found: The Haimanova Mohyla kurhan, Zaporizhzhia Region, Ukraine
  • Period: Early Iron Age
  • Culture: The Scythians

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