Inscribed Funerary Vessel Painted to Imitate Stone
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
ca. 1479-1279 B.C.E.
middle XVIII Dynasty-early XIX Dynasty
8 1/16 x Diam. 4 5/16 in. (20.5 x 10.9 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Inscribed Funerary Vessel Painted to Imitate Stone, ca. 1479-1279 B.C.E. Clay, painted, 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
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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.
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