Writing Exercise Tablet
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
4th century C.E.
6 13/16 × 5 1/8 × 1/2 in. (17.3 × 13 × 1.3 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Writing Exercise Tablet, 4th century C.E. Wood, wax, 6 13/16 × 5 1/8 × 1/2 in. (17.3 × 13 × 1.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1909E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 37.1909E_front_PS11.jpg)
front, 37.1909E_front_PS11.jpg., 2017
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Writing tablets, or pugillaris, belonging a schoolboy named Theophilos, son of Martyrios. The second of five wooden writing tablets bound together. The writing tablet grouping is arranged in the following order: 37.473E, 37.1909E, 37.474E, 37.1910E, and 37.1908E. One surface is illegible. The other surface is inscribed with seven lines of a syllabification exercise.
Condition: Fair. The remnant wax (?) is heavy in both recesses and is suffering from lifting and losses. There is remnant red paint on the borders.
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