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Model of a garden, made in Egypt, c.1981-1975 BC (source).

In the center of the garden is a pond surrounded by sycamore fig trees with red fruit growing from the trunks and branches. The pond is lined with copper and could have been filled with water. Facing the garden is the porch of a house.Two rows of columns support the roof made of palm trunks split in halves. The rear columns have capitals in the form of papyrus stalks bound together, the capitals of the front columns imitate bundles of lotus. Rainfall is rare in Upper Egypt, but such an eventuality is provided for in three projecting spouts. At the back of the portico are two doors and a lattice window. These are depicted in more detail also on the outside of the model. The garden model is in essence a libation basin (the pool) with associated vegetation and architecture. There may be links with the so-called “soul houses”, clay models of houses with representations of offerings in the forecourts. - from the Met description

Model of a garden, made in Egypt, c.1981-1975 BC (source).

In the center of the garden is a pond surrounded by sycamore fig trees with red fruit growing from the trunks and branches. The pond is lined with copper and could have been filled with water. Facing the garden is the porch of a house.Two rows of columns support the roof made of palm trunks split in halves. The rear columns have capitals in the form of papyrus stalks bound together, the capitals of the front columns imitate bundles of lotus. Rainfall is rare in Upper Egypt, but such an eventuality is provided for in three projecting spouts. At the back of the portico are two doors and a lattice window. These are depicted in more detail also on the outside of the model. The garden model is in essence a libation basin (the pool) with associated vegetation and architecture. There may be links with the so-called “soul houses”, clay models of houses with representations of offerings in the forecourts. - from the Met description

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Aleyma, a history and art geek. I trawl through museum databases for fun. This is the result.