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Scribe's Palette with One Reed in Place

The most important piece of equipment for an ancient Egyptian scribe was the palette. Made of wood or, less frequently, of ivory, palettes had slots to hold reed pens and two inkwells, one with black ink, the other With red. The scribe who used this palette was not always neat; note the red and black stains around the inkwells.

Catalogue Description:
Ivory scribe's palette with one reed pen in pen-holder.


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