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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