Another object that caught my eye during my visit to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta was this 18th century water cistern.
Like the tea party I showed previously, this is the sort of thing that can easily make its way into a story. While the objects are interesting and beautiful in themselves, and their workmanship delights and impresses, they also help us visualize a bygone world, helping writers bring a scene to life and nerdy history persons do a bit of time traveling.
You can get another view of this cistern as well as learn more about it here.
Water Cistern and Cover, 1790-1795. Cream –colored earthenware. Leeds Pottery (Leeds, England), maker. Purchase in memory of Frances Floyd Cocke, 2009.6a-b. High Museum of Art.
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