Model Jar on Stand
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
These little models represent pointed or round-bottomed containers that were stored in upright stands. The shapes of the pots suggest that they held water or beer. Models like these examples may have been placed in a temple as symbolic offerings to a god.
ca. 3200 B.C.E.-2675 B.C.E.
Dynasty 1 to Dynasty 2
Predynastic Period, Naqada III Period, to Early Dynastic Period
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Model Jar on Stand, ca. 3200 B.C.E.-2675 B.C.E. Faience, 2 3/8 x 1 in. (6 x 2.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 58.128.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.58.128.2_58.128.3_erg3.jpg)
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