Scribal palette

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2347 C

Dimensions

44.5 cm long

Accession Number

33.1137

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Writing

Two circular wells for ink; traces of red and black pigment. Lower portion hollowed out to contain reed pens; covered with a sliding top.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G2347C. 1933: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition