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Two circular wells for ink; traces of red and black pigment. Lower portion hollowed out to contain reed pens; covered with a sliding top.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G2347C. 1933: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

44.5 cm long

Accession Number

33.1137

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Writing