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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 7 3/16 x 4 1/4 x 5/16 in. (18.3 x 10.8 x 0.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1912Ea-b
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Parts of Tablet, 4th century C.E. Wood, wax , 7 3/16 x 4 1/4 x 5/16 in. (18.3 x 10.8 x 0.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1912Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1912Ea_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1912Ea_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Writing tablets, or pugillaris, belonging a schoolboy named Aurelius Apion. First of three wooden writing tablets. The writing tablet grouping is arranged in the following order: 37.1912E, 37.1911E, 37.1913E. The unwaxed surface of this tablet serves as the cover. The opposite waxed surface is the master's copy of verses in Greek consisting of six lines.
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