<em>Writing Exercise Tablet</em>, 4th century C.E. Wood, wax, 6 13/16 x 5 3/16 x 3/16 in. (17.3 x 13.1 x 0.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1910E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 37.1910E_back_PS11.jpg)

Writing Exercise Tablet

Medium: Wood, wax

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:4th century C.E.

Dimensions: 6 13/16 x 5 3/16 x 3/16 in. (17.3 x 13.1 x 0.5 cm)


Accession Number: 37.1910E

Image: 37.1910E_back_PS11.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Writing tablets, or pugillaris, belonging a schoolboy named Theophilos, son of Martyrios. The fourth 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 side of the tablet is a copy of six verses written by a schoolboy, and the opposite side is illegible. Condition: Fair. The remnant blackened wax is heavy in both recesses and is suffering from cracking and lifting. The side with inscriptions has also suffered losses.

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