Footed vase with lug handles
Artist: Unknown Egyptian Artist Primary
vessels found in Upper Egypt (or southern Egypt), yet were common in Lower Egypt (or northern Egypt). In fact, there is much evidence that stoneware such as the vase in question were made in Lower Egypt and traded in Upper Egypt through routes along the Nile
Given that many ancient Egyptian artifacts, especially vases, are found in tombs, it is likely that this footed vase was a grave good. They strongly believed that the spirit lived after the death of the body, but that the afterlife would closely resemble the world of the living
Because of this burials contained a large number of funerary goods. These items included amulets, cosmetics, clothing, toys, cherished possessions, and food offerings, among others. This footed vase likely held oil, or some other type of liquid for the use of the deceased in the afterlife.
Kerry Kircher '22
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