Stone inkwell



Accession Number
EC74
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Maths and writing case, Writing
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Writing equipment, Ink pot
Period
Third Intermediate Period
Material
Stone/minerals (Limestone)
Measurements
Height: 49mm | width: 51mm | Depth: 91mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

A stone inkwell in the shape of a cartouche with two wells. This probably dates from after the Third Intermediate Period. Examples such as this are usually made from faience. The cartouche is protective and was perhaps intended to protect the writings of the deceased. Palettes often have protective shen ring around them (e.g. EC2018).