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.
- Medium: Pottery, painted
- Reportedly From: Thebes, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1479-1279 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: middle XVIII Dynasty-early XIX Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 8 1/4 x Diam. 4 7/16 in. (21 x 11.2 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 37.343E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Funerary Vessel of the Wab-priest of Amon, Nefer-her, Painted to Imitate Stone, ca. 1479-1279 B.C.E. Pottery, painted, 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
- Record Completeness: Best (88%)