Model Offering Vase with Conical Cover
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
This model vessel reproduce the form of the hieroglyph hes. The hes-sign forms the root for several words, including both "favored one "an epithet applied to the blessed dead—and "repulse" or "turn away." These vessels acted as three-dimensional hieroglyphs, conveying both the deceased's special status and the wish to ward off evil after death.
ca. 1938-1539 B.C.E.
XII Dynasty-XVII Dynasty
Middle Kingdom-Second Intermediate Period
3 3/16 x 1 1/8 in. (8.1 x 2.8 cm)
cover: 1 7/16 in. (3.6 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Collection Fund
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Model Offering Vase with Conical Cover, ca. 1938-1539 B.C.E. Faience, 3 3/16 x 1 1/8 in. (8.1 x 2.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 11.679a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.11.679a-b_11.680a-b_erg2.jpg)
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Pair of blue faience offering vases (Hs shape) with separate conical covers. Undecorated. Probably models.
Condition: Bad, each vase has been broken and mended but small portion missing on edges of break. Rims chipped, glaze badly worn. Glaze extensively cracked. Color is good.
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