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Scribal palette

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


Dimensions

Overall: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

22.549

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Writing

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.”

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Gift Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell