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Scribe's Board

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Wood, ink
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DYNASTY XVIII Dynasty
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 14 1/16 x 9 x 3/8 in. (35.7 x 22.8 x 0.9 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.120
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Scribe's Board. Wood, ink, 14 1/16 x 9 x 3/8 in. (35.7 x 22.8 x 0.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.120. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.16.120_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Oblong wooden scribe’s exercise board gesso coated, obverse and reverse inscribed in hieratic with portion of ”Instruction of Amenemmes I.” (Text in black, dots in red). Probably a companion piece to 16.119. Condition: Extremely bad. Extensive portions of gesso coating missing. Large square fragment missing from center. Entire board badly warped.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (71%)
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    Scribes Board