Scribe's palette made from wood.
The palette is long and rectangular and has a long groove hollowed out of the upper surface for holding rush pens. The pen section would have covered by a sliding lid, which is missing. There are two small circular wells carved at the other end of the palette; the top well is full of black pigment and the lower well shows traces of red pigment. The lower well is encircled by an incised shen-symbol and it can be assumed that the top well is similarly incised. The name and title of the owner of the palette is incised in hieroglyphs between two straight lines, below the two wells.
Relational references:Strouhal, E. 1997. Life of the Ancient Egyptians. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, p. 219.
|Type of object:||Writing set|
|Type category:||Implements and utensils|
|Date range:||1540 - 1292 BCE|
|Current accession number:||-|
|Former accession number:||N1452|
|Record date:||Fri, 18th Jan 2002|
|Copyright:||Copyright© by the Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved|