Scribe's Palette with Four Reeds
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Wood, reed, ink
ca. 1539-1075 B.C.E.
3/8 x 1 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. (0.9 x 3.8 x 28.5 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Wooden scribe's palette with four reed pens in the pen-holder. Six lines of hieratic on front; several on back.
On front: In Hieratic scribbled notes including dimensions and quantities of grain.
2 spans in width?
260 a granary
200 hakat (grain measure)
Dimensions are such that it may have been a ruler as well.
This item is not on view
Scribe's Palette with Four Reeds, ca. 1539-1075 B.C.E. Wood, reed, ink, 3/8 x 1 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. (0.9 x 3.8 x 28.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.450E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.450E_view1.jpg)
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