Good Earth Pomegranate Ice Bucket
Materials: Aluminum with nickel finish; Stainless steel bowl insert
Dimensions: 7 x 7 1/2 in
Origin: Made in India
Care: Hand wash; do not use abrasive material to clean
Details: Product is not scratch proof
This elegant ice bucket styled after a pomegranate evokes two remarkable Egyptian bottles (ca. 1295–1070 B.C.) in The Metropolitan Museum of Art collection. Likely brought over from western Asia, the pomegranate didn’t arrive in Egypt until the beginning of the New Kingdom, after which pomegranate trees were grown in Egyptian gardens. Pomegranate juice was prized as an astringent and a drink, often added to wine. The yellow jar in the Museum’s holdings probably held sweet juice for drinking, while the smaller green vessel, which evokes the fruit in its unripened state, may have held sour juice reserved for medicinal purposes.