Writing tablet

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .228 Length: .086 W.

Accession Number

72.4359

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Writing

Light-brown; fairly smooth surface; traces of light gray priming; inscription in dull black on one side and part of the other; hole at top broken out.

Inscription

Practice tablet with Coptic letters repeated on both sides.

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