12.4 Inkwells & Pens

Inkwell & pens from the Dead Sea Scrolls scriptorium

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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.

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.