jueves, 16 de julio de 2015

King Kashta

A situla is a vessel that held liquid offerings used in rituals for the gods. This one is inscribed with the names of King Kashta and his daughter Amenirdis. Kashta was the first Nubian king who ruled over Kush (Nubia) and parts of Egypt during the 25th dynasty. His daughter Amenirdis I was the "God's wife of Amen" at Thebes-the most important priestly office in Egypt at that time. This small situla might have been used by Amenidris I as a child during her education as a priestess.

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