Museum Objects

This object is a from a Museum collection. Observe it carefully. Try answering some of these questions:

  • Can you tell what material it is made from?
  • Can you tell what size it is?
  • Are there any identifying marks on the piece?
  • Describe any signs of wear/age?
  • Any indication of who made it?
  • Any indication where it was made?
  • Does it look like anything familiar?
  • Think about how the expression, "Form follows function" might relate to this piece?
  • Are there any details that you cannot understand/explain from simple observation?
  • What more would you like to know?

Now try exploring this same object with some additional resources.


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