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Scribe's Tool Bundle

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Wood, reed, linen
  • Reportedly From: Abusir, Egypt
  • PERIOD Ptolemaic Period or later
    DIMENSIONS 37.451Ea palette: 2 3/8 × 3/16 × 9 in. (6 × 0.4 × 22.8 cm) 37.451Eb pen: 1/4 × 7 7/8 in. (0.7 × 20 cm) 37.451Ec pen: 1/4 × 7 3/8 in. (0.6 × 18.7 cm) 37.451Ed pen: 7/16 × 8 1/16 in. (1.1 × 20.4 cm) 37.451Ee pen: 1/2 × 4 7/16 in. (1.3 × 11.3 cm) 37.451Ef pen: 1/4 × 7 11/16 in. (0.7 × 19.6 cm) 37.451Eg pen: 1/2 × 7 1/2 in. (1.2 × 19.1 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A wooden scribe's palette bound together with six reed pens, and with 37.452E, a bronze knife. a: small palette, wood undecorated, wider at one edge 6.0 and narrower at far end 2.2 cm. b: hollow reed pen, 1 end worked into a point, 2.5 cm in length c: reed, split, no worked points d: hollow reed pen, 1 end worked into a point, 4.1 cm in length e: hollow reed pen, 1 end worked into a point, 3.4 cm in length f: hollow reed pen, 2 ends worked into points, one point 13.4 cm in length, the opposite end worked into a 7.1 cm point g: hollow reed pen, 1 end worked into a point, 3.8 cm in length h: linen fragment used to wrap the bundle together.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Scribe's Tool Bundle. Wood, reed, linen, 37.451Ea palette: 2 3/8 × 3/16 × 9 in. (6 × 0.4 × 22.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.451Ea-h. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.451E_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.451E_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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