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Early Classic Offering Vessel:

Clay vessels, made to resemble there reed counter parts, with an attached rush handle – the the favored offering vessel of the Seyathos Culture – where used in the offering of a variety of herbs, presumably to the deceased or the gods. During the Early Classic Period we find the same ceramic form but with handles made of copper.

This example of an Early Classic offering vessel shows clearly how the use of metal was used to resemble its rush, or reed counterpart.