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Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Ancient Middle Eastern Art, The Hagop Kevorkian Gallery, 3rd Floor
Animal-shaped pottery vessels mounted on oversized wheels had a long history in the ancient Middle East. This early example has the head of a ram with curving horns. Liquid poured into the hole on top flowed out of the opening in the animal’s snout. A loop on the front allowed the attachment of a cord so that the vessel could be pulled. Such vessels have been excavated in both temples and houses. They were probably used in religious or funerary rituals.
MEDIUM Terracotta
DATES second half of the third millenium B.C.E.
PERIOD Early Dynastic III Period, or later
DIMENSIONS 9 x 4 x 9 in. (22.9 x 10.2 x 22.9 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Shelby White
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CAPTION Model Cart, second half of the third millenium B.C.E. Terracotta, 9 x 4 x 9 in. (22.9 x 10.2 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Shelby White, 87.77. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE installation, Kevorkian Gallery Installation (2003-2009), CUR.87.77_kevorkian_03_09.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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