Scribal Case



Accession Number
EC1844
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Maths and writing case
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Writing equipment, Pen
Periods
Graeco-Roman Period to Byzantine Period
Dynasty
First century CE/AD
Materials
Animal products (Leather) | Plant products (Reed)
Provenance
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor, Medinet Habu
Measurements
Length: 396mm | 10mm Depth: 30mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

Reed pen and leather case, found with EC1843-EC1845. Dating to the Roman Period.

Bibliography

Bosson, Nathalie and Sydney H. Aufrère (eds) 1999. Catalogue de l'exposition Égyptes… L'Égyptien et le Copte. Lattes: Musée Archéologique Henri Prades. [pp. 277–8, 282]

Other Identity
917 (Boscawen number printed on a rectangular serrated label)
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 19–21 Dec 1906, Lot 152
Previous Owners
Robert de Rustafjaell (1859–1943) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 08 Oct 2022

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