INSCRIBED INKSTAND & PEN

MS 1987/09
MS Short Title INSCRIBED INKSTAND & PEN
Text SCRIBE'S INKSTAND AND PEN-CASE WITH HIS INSCRIPTIONS
Description MS in Egyptian on wood, Egypt, 18th-19th dynasty, ca. 1550-1185 BC, 1 wooden inkstand and pen-case, 34,0x6,0x0,7 cm, up to 27 lines in Hieratic book script on each side, 2 circular holes for black and red ink at top, a slot cut as to leave a bridge across it to hold 2 pens, 1 pen present.
Context 2 similar inkstands and pen-cases in British Museum, BM 5518 and 12786, the latter dated to Tutmosis III (1479-1425 BC).
Provenance 1. Scribe, Egypt (ca. 1550-1185 BC -); 2. Private collection, Netherlands, no 331 (1959-1998); 3. Charles Ede, London.
Place of origin Egypt
Dates ca 1580 - 1200 BC

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