Requires Photography

Scribe's polisher

Egyptian


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .092 Length: .016 W.

Accession Number

72.783

Medium or Technique

Stone

Out on Loan

On display at The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, since June 15, 1988

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Writing

Greenish slate(?); uniforn color; one side flat; other side convex; rounded ends.

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