Requires Photography

Scribe's palette

Egyptian


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: (a) .358 Length: x .05 W. / (b) .183 Length: x .022 W.

Accession Number

72.4293a-b

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Writing

Brown-colored, fine-grained wood; made in three pieces; originally fastened together, two holes for ink.

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