Friday, March 22, 2013

Art Piece of The Day

Today is "World Water Day"

World Water Day has been observed on 22 March since 1993 when the United Nations General Assembly declared 22 March as World Day for Water.
Soo today's art of piece is about water !

Musée du Louvre

Egyptian Antiquities
Water jars and stand
Department of Egyptian Antiquities: Christian Egypt (fourth - twelfth centuries AD)

These porous jars, placed in purpose-designed cavities on the stand, kept water cool thanks to evaporation. Excess water seeped through the ceramic, then flowed from the cavities into a pipe that emerged through the lion's mouth carved at the front of the stand. The water that dripped from the gargoyle's mouth was collected in a container.