Dummy Hes Vase with Spout
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
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.
ca. 1938-1539 B.C.E.
XII Dynasty-XVII Dynasty
Middle Kingdom-Second Intermediate Period
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Dummy Hes Vase with Spout, ca. 1938-1539 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster, Height: 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 55.180. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.55.180_erg2.jpg)
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