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Model Jar on Stand

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
These little models represent pointed or round-bottomed containers that were stored in upright stands. The shapes of the pots suggest that they held water or beer. Models like these examples may have been placed in a temple as symbolic offerings to a god.
MEDIUM Faience
  • Reportedly From: el-Mahasna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 3200-2675 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY I Dynasty-II Dynasty
    PERIOD Predynastic Period, Naqada III Period, to Early Dynastic Period
    DIMENSIONS 2 9/16 x Diam. 13/16 in. (6.5 x 2 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Model Jar on Stand, ca. 3200-2675 B.C.E. Faience, 2 9/16 x Diam. 13/16 in. (6.5 x 2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 58.128.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.58.128.2_58.128.3_erg3.jpg)
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