Funerary Vessel of the Wab-priest of Amon, Nefer-her, Painted to Imitate Stone
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
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.
ca. 1479-1279 B.C.E.
middle Dynasty 18 to early Dynasty 19
8 1/4 x Diam. 4 7/16 in. (21 x 11.2 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Funerary Vessel of the Wab-priest of Amon, Nefer-her, Painted to Imitate Stone, ca. 1479-1279 B.C.E. Clay, paint, 8 1/4 x Diam. 4 7/16 in. (21 x 11.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.343E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.343E_view1_PS2.jpg)
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Brown clay pottery vessel decorated with buff slip painted red brown in imitation of granite or breccias. Painted inscription: “im;hy hr ’Inpw w’b n ;Imn Nfr-hr”. Yellow paint runs over the "Inpw," the bowl with foot in “w’b” and the “hr” in the name.
Condition: The handle of the piece has been reassembled from three pieces. Four chips have been restored to the lip. White slip intact except from some wear on the shoulder. Wheel made.
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