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Writing Exercise Tablet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Wood, wax
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 4th century C.E.
    PERIOD Roman
    DIMENSIONS 6 13/16 x 5 3/16 x 3/16 in. (17.3 x 13.1 x 0.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Writing tablets, or pugillaris, belonging a schoolboy named Theophilos, son of Martyrios. The fourth 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 side of the tablet is a copy of six verses written by a schoolboy, and the opposite side is illegible. Condition: Fair. The remnant blackened wax is heavy in both recesses and is suffering from cracking and lifting. The side with inscriptions has also suffered losses.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Writing Exercise Tablet, 4th century C.E. Wood, wax, 6 13/16 x 5 3/16 x 3/16 in. (17.3 x 13.1 x 0.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1910E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 37.1910E_back_PS11.jpg)
    IMAGE back, 37.1910E_back_PS11.jpg., 2017
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