Writing Exercise Tablet
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
4th century C.E.
6 3/4 x 5 1/8 x 3/16 in. (17.2 x 13 x 0.4 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Writing Exercise Tablet, 4th century C.E. Wood, wax, 6 3/4 x 5 1/8 x 3/16 in. (17.2 x 13 x 0.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.474E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 37.474E_back_PS11.jpg)
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Writing tablets, or pugillaris, belonging a schoolboy named Theophilos, son of Martyrios. Third of five wooden writing tablets bound together. The writing tablet grouping is arranged in the following order: 37.473E, 37.1909E, 37.474E, 37.1910E, and 37.1908E. One surface has traces of writing, and the other surface is also illegible.
Condition: Good. There is remnant black material in the recess on one side, and heavy black material on the other. The heavy layer is lifted along the wood grain in the center.
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