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Cartouche-shaped inkwell

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Inkwell in the shape of a cartouche. Greenish-blue faience, upper surface cobalt blue. The two circular impressions are enclosed by shen signs.

Provenance

By 1982: with Jean-Loup Despras, Paris; purchased by the MFA from Jean-Loup Despras February 10, 1982. (Accession Date: February 10, 1982)

Credit Line

Egyptian Curator's Fund

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 1 x 3.5 x 6.8 cm (3/8 x 1 3/8 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1982.150

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Writing