Scribal palette



Hilton Price Number
HP2853a
Current Location
National Museum of Scotland
Museum Accession Number
A.1911.262
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Writing equipment, Palette
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Ruler
Amenhotep I
Material
Animal products (Ivory)
Measurements
Length: 13¼ inches | Width: 1½ inches
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

Palette, with two oval holes to contain the red and black pigments ; both are stained with them ; there is a groove in the centre to hold the reeds, with a sliding cover over the lower part. It was made for Teḥutimes, head of the royal scribes, and has two vertical lines of dedication in hieroglyphics upon it, bearing the cartouche of [hieroglyphs] Ser-ka-Rā, Amenophis I. of the XVIlIth dynasty. 13¼ in. X 1½ in. Ivory. Bought in Paris.

Bibliography

Price, Frederick George Hilton (1897) A catalogue of the Egyptian antiquities in the possession of F. G. Hilton Price. London: 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.

Link To Museum Catalogue
https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/collection-search-results/palette/300688
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Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Personal Name
Unidentifed personal name
Last modified: 14 Sep 2021

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