Exhibitions: To Live Forever: Art and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt

Funerary Vessel of the Wab-Priest of Amon, Nefer-her, Painted to Imitate Stone

The Egyptians made both stone and terracotta vessels from earliest times. Stone vessels were more difficult to make and lasted longer than clay ones. Though Nefer-her apparently could not afford a stone vessel, he commissioned an artist to paint this jar to imitate granite.