Dummy Hes Vase with Spout
Vessels of this shape are often found in tombs or represented in tomb paintings. Most examples are hollow and originally contained water for the deceased in the afterlife. This example is solid; its form alone sufficed to guarantee a magical, eternal supply of refreshing water.
- Medium: Egyptian alabaster
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1938-1539 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XII Dynasty-XVII Dynasty
- Period: Middle Kingdom-Second Intermediate Period
- Dimensions: 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 55.180
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Dummy Hes Vase with Spout, ca. 1938-1539 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster, 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 55.180. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (77%)