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Scribe's Palette with Four Reeds

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Wood, reed, ink
  • Possible Place Made: Thebes, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539–1075 B.C.E.
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 3/8 x 1 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. (0.9 x 3.8 x 28.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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. On back: 2 spans in width? 260 a granary 200 hakat (grain measure) Dimensions are such that it may have been a ruler as well.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE top, CUR.37.450E_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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