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Scribal palette

Wooden scribal palette with four pigment wells(possibly two for pigment; two for water) and compartment for reed writing implements, of which part of one original remains; incised inscription names the owner as "The royal draftsmen of the Lord of the Two Lands, Amenemwia."


By 1922: with the estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell; 1922: given to the MFA by the Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell. (Accession Date: May 4, 1922)

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Gift Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

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The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Writing