domingo, 27 de diciembre de 2015

Bottle in the Form of a Mother and Child

Bottle in the Form of a Mother and Child

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
"Mother-and-child" bottles were made throughout the Eighteenth Dynasty. Their function is far from certain. One possible explanation is that they contained the milk of mothers who had recently delivered a male child. Medical texts frequently mention such milk as an effective remedy for a variety of ailments.
MEDIUM Steatite, glazed
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1336-1295 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late XVIII Dynasty
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS Height: 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm) 
    Brooklyn Museum

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