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Scribe's Palette with Four Reeds

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Wood, reed, ink
  • Possible Place Made: Thebes, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1075 B.C.E.
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 3/8 x 1 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. (0.9 x 3.8 x 28.5 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.450E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wooden scribe's palette with four reed pens in the pen-holder. Six lines of hieratic on front; several on back. On front: In Hieraticscribbled notes including dimensions and quantities of grain. On back: 2 spans in width? 260 a granary 200 hakat (grain measure) Dimensions are such that it may have been a ruler as well.
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