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Scribe's palette

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1550–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Depth x Width x length: 1 x 3.5 x 20.3 cm (3/8 x 1 3/8 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4294

Medium or Technique

Wood

Out on Loan

On display at Albany Institute of History and Art, since September 23, 2001

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Writing

Brown, fine-grained smooth surface; corners and edges worn.

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