Grave goods

After my visit to the death exhibition in Prague, I have been considering the relation of grave goods to the work I have been doing with item 5 of my main project.

Clay vessels were often left in graves and thought to contain food for the journey into the afterlife.

http://www.assur.de/Themen/Bakr_Awa/Bakr_Awa_new_excavation/Area_2/body_area_2.html

Another interesting aspect is that because of the time and age of the graves the vessels are often broken.

In museums to display these they are often pieced together to give an idea of the original form.

I have started to reconsider the vessels that broke during the firing process.

 

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