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Scribe's palette

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 2.8 x 38 cm (1 1/8 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4292

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Writing

Brown; fine grained; smooth surface; black discolorations; three small bevelled cavities at one end; and one in the center.

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