"Diagrams illustrating the conditions favorable for artesian wells. In A, the porous bed a is in the form of a basin; in B, it merely dips." -Salisbury, 1919

Artesian Well Conditions

"Diagrams illustrating the conditions favorable for artesian wells. In A, the porous bed a is in the…

This ewer and basin are covered with water leaves.

Ewer and Basin

This ewer and basin are covered with water leaves.

The jug with basin was used to wash hands and face during the 19th century. It is now used for decorative purposes.

Jug with Basin

The jug with basin was used to wash hands and face during the 19th century. It is now used for decorative…

A vase in which wine and water were commonly mixed.

Crater

A vase in which wine and water were commonly mixed.

Don Quixote wears Mambrino's helmet.

Don Quixote

Don Quixote wears Mambrino's helmet.

"Font, Cathedral of Langres, France; end of 13th century. A repository for the water used in baptism; now, specifically, a basin, usually of marble or other fine stone, permanently fixed within a church, to contain the water for baptism by sprinkling or immersion: distinctively called a baptismal font." -Whitney, 1911

Baptismal Font

"Font, Cathedral of Langres, France; end of 13th century. A repository for the water used in baptism;…

The baptismal font is type of large basin used to perform the baptism ceremony, which is the act of using water to admit a person into the Christian Church.

Baptismal Font

The baptismal font is type of large basin used to perform the baptism ceremony, which is the act of…

Pottery is the ceramic ware made by potters. Major types of pottery include earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain. The places where such wares are made are called potteries. Pottery is one of the oldest human technologies and art-forms, and remains a major industry today. Ceramic art covers the art of pottery, whether in items made for use or purely for decoration.

Plant Holder

Pottery is the ceramic ware made by potters. Major types of pottery include earthenware, stoneware,…

"He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded." John 13:4-5 KJV

Jesus Washing the Feet of His Disciples

"He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that…

"The following simple experiment illustrates the effect of refraction:—Place a silver coin, m, at the bottom of the basin. The rays, i i, proceeding to the eye from the silver surface, render the coin visible. The point a, the eye, is then moved farther bck, so that the edge of the basin obstructs the direct rays, and of course the coin is no longer seen. If an attendant carefully pours water into the basin, so that the object is not moved, it will presently, as the water rises in the basin, become again visible. This arises from the refraction of the rays by the water, the image, indeed, appearing at n instead of at m." —Wells, 1857

Refraction

"The following simple experiment illustrates the effect of refraction:—Place a silver coin, m,…

"Diagram of the main parts of a sewerage system." —Kinne, 1920

Sewerage system

"Diagram of the main parts of a sewerage system." —Kinne, 1920

Sinks generally have faucets that supply hot and cold water and may include a spray feature to be used for faster rinsing. They also include a drain to remove used water; this drain include a shut off device and an overflow-prevention device.

Generic Bathroom Sink

Sinks generally have faucets that supply hot and cold water and may include a spray feature to be used…

A jug for holding water or other liquids.

Water Jug

A jug for holding water or other liquids.