Hes Vase with Cover
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
Ritual vessels known as hes-vases were commonly used in temple rituals of purification and in libations, or liquid offerings, which the priest poured to the gods. Their shape resembles the hieroglyph hes, which can mean “to favor” or “to praise.”
ca. 1350-1295 B.C.E.
late XVIII Dynasty
8 1/16 x Diam. 2 3/16 in. (20.5 x 5.6 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Hes Vase with Cover, ca. 1350-1295 B.C.E. Faience, 8 1/16 x Diam. 2 3/16 in. (20.5 x 5.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 48.55a-b. Creative Commons-BY
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