Model Vessel

Model Pitcher
Egypt, from Saqqara, New Kingdom, Dynasties 18-20, 1550–1295 B.C.E.
Wood and painted gesso, Height x diameter (max): 15.8 x 12 cm (6 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way 1872, MFA #72.4269
Photo ©Joan Ann Lansberry, 2014

"During the New Kingdom, model vessels of wood or ceramic painted to imitate stone were frequently used as substitutes for actual stone jars that were often filled with costly oils and ointments." (From info card.)