Scribal palette

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1550–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width x depth: 26.6 x 6.3 x 1.0 cm (10 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4299

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Writing

Wooden rectangular scribal palette;large piece broken from one end; three reed pens.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way