It is implicit in a result of Kapp and Schneider that, if Sisa completely simple semigroup, then the lattice Λ(S) of congruences on S can be embedded in the product of certain sublattices. In this paper we consider the problem of embedding Λ(S) in a product of sublattices, when S is an arbitrary band of groups. The principal tool is the θ-relation of Reilly and Scheiblich. The class of θ-modular bands of groups is definedby means of a type of modularity condition on Λ(S). It is shown that the θ-modular bands of groups are precisely those for which a certain function is an embedding of Λ(S) into a product of sublattices. The problem of embedding the inverse semigroup congruences into a certain product lattice is also considered.
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