Source Analysis Artifact
By Jaya S and Kayla B
Source Analysis Artifact (OPVL)
Origin: Egypt; Primary source
Purpose: To accompany the dead in the afterlife.
Value: These give insight to Egyptian beliefs of death and what the believed was necessary.
Limitation: The dolls alone do not provide information on what began this belief and if these figments were made to represent loved ones, or only serve as companions and servants.
Artifact: Make-Up Pot
Origin: Egypt; Primary Source.
Purpose: These were used by Egyptians to hold things like their eye makeup.
Value: These show that make up was commonly used in Egypt.
Limitation: These alone do not show how much may have been used daily, or only for certain occasions.
Artifact: Eye of Horus Amulet
Origin: Egypt; Primary Source
Purpose: Amulets were often used to receive power or protection.
Value: These give insight to Egyptian beliefs.
Limitation: The amulet alone does not provide information of whether it was for protection or power.