Scribal kit

Hilton Price Number
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Writing equipment, Ink pot | Implements and utensils, Writing equipment, Palette
Byzantine Period
Metals/alloys (Copper alloy) | Wood (Ebony)
Egypt, Fayum
Length: 12 inches | Height: 1¾ inches
Number of Elements

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A Scribe's Inkstand. A long box, with lid richly carved, the interior containing the ink pot with a bronze hinged cover, and a receptacle for the pens, together with fragments of bronze belonging to it. L. 12 in., H. 1¾ in. Ebony. Arab period. Fayyûm.


Price, Frederick George Hilton (1909) A catalogue of the Egyptian antiquities in the possession of F. G. Hilton Price, Dir.S.A. Vol. II. London: Bernard Quaritch. Anonymous (1911). Catalogue of the important and extensive collection of Egyptian antiquities, the property of the late F. G. Hilton-Price, Esq. [...] : which will be sold by auction by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge [...] on Wednesday, 12th July, 1911, and two following days, and on Monday, the 17th of July, and four following days. London: Davy.

Last modified: 12 Jul 2021

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