12.4 Inkwells & Pens

Inkwell & pens from the Dead Sea Scrolls scriptorium

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Qumran Stylus | MS 5093/3

Stylus of palm leaf with natural ink groove, Qumran, late 1st c. BC - 68 AD, 8,6x0,9x0,5 cm, dried ink remaining on the tip.

Qumran Inkwell | MS 1655/2
Bronze inkwell, Khirbet Qumran, before 68 AD, with 2 basket type handles, round corpus, with pedestal base, decoration of parallel incised lines around rim and around ink hole.