Scribe's Tool Bundle
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Wood, reed, linen
ca. 1539-1075 B.C.E., or later
New Kingdom or later
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)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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.
This item is not on view
Scribe's Tool Bundle, ca. 1539-1075 B.C.E., or later. 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)
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