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Inscribed Funerary Vessel Painted to Imitate Stone

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Clay, pigment
  • Reportedly From: Thebes, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1479–1279 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY middle Dynasty 18 to early Dynasty 19
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 8 1/16 x Diam. 4 5/16 in. (20.5 x 10.9 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Vessel of brown clay (completely fired) bearing buff slip with red-brown decoration in imitation of stone (granite or breccia). Painted on is the inscription: "im3hy hr Wsr w'b n 'Imn Nfr-hr". The yellow paint runs over the determinative for Osiris, the pot supported by a fott in "w'b" and the "hr" in the name. Condition: Slip worn from bosy of vessel; chips in rim. Wheel made. Abbott lists two pieces of painted cloth as having been found with this vessel.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
    CAPTION Inscribed Funerary Vessel Painted to Imitate Stone, ca. 1479–1279 B.C.E. Clay, pigment, 8 1/16 x Diam. 4 5/16 in. (20.5 x 10.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.342E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.342E_view01_PS11.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 37.342E_view01_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2022
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