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Parts of Tablet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Wood, wax
  • Reportedly From: Upper Egypt, Egypt
  • DATES 4th century C.E.
    PERIOD Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 37.1911Ea: 7 3/8 x 4 1/2 x 1/4 in. (18.7 x 11.5 x 0.7 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1911Ea-b
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Writing tablets, or pugillaris, belonging a schoolboy named Aurelius Apion. This is the second of three wooden writing tablets. The writing tablet grouping is arranged in the following order: 37.1912E, 37.1911E, 37.1913E. One waxed surface has six lines of verse copied by a schoolboy, while on the other waxed surface, only one word survives.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Parts of Tablet, 4th century C.E. Wood, wax, 37.1911Ea: 7 3/8 x 4 1/2 x 1/4 in. (18.7 x 11.5 x 0.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1911Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1911Ea_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1911Ea_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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