<em>Scribe's Exercise Board with Hieratic Text</em>, ca. 1514-1493 B.C.E. Wood, ink, 6 3/16 x 10 15/16 x 3/16 in. (15.7 x 27.8 x 0.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.119. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 16.119_front_PS11.jpg)

Scribe's Exercise Board with Hieratic Text

Medium: Wood, ink

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1514-1493 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 6 3/16 x 10 15/16 x 3/16 in. (15.7 x 27.8 x 0.4 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 16.119

Image: 16.119_front_PS11.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Oblong wooden scribe’s exercise board, gesso coated, with obverse and reverse inscribed in Hieratic with portion of “Instructions of Amenemmes I” (Text in black, dots in red). The board is a typical exercise board of the New Kingdom and has the customary hole for suspension on the right edge. There are faint traces of other inscriptions presumably erased by the scribe. Condition: Extremely fragile. Fragments missing from upper edge and left side; small portion of gesso coating missing. Entire object assembled from many fragments.

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