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Wooden pen-case with lid and integral ink-well containing remains of ink.
Height: 3 centimetres
Length: 22 centimetres
Weight: 184 grammes
Width: 4.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- According to Ellen Swift, Senior lecturer in Archaeology, University of Kent, the pens and the box with the common Big Nr. EA43048, belong together because of the similarities of decoration. This kind of decoration is similar to the one found on pens from Quseir al-Qadim, of Islamic date (not Roman or Coptic).
For comparison, see:
Whitewright, J. 2011 ‘Wooden artefacts’ in Peacock and Blue eds. Myos Hormos –Quseir al-Qadim, vol. 2. Finds from the excavations.
See p.173 and figures 14.7 and 14.8, and cross-refer to volume 1 for details of trench 13 in the Islamic settlement and associated finds, all Islamic in date.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1989 Jan-Mar, South Florida Science Museum, Imhotep's Egypt: Discovering Ancient Egyptian Technology
1989 Apr-Jun, Miami, Museum of Science, Imhotep's Egypt: Discovering Ancient Egyptian Technology
1989 Jul-Aug, Jacksonville Museum of Science History, Imhotep's Egypt: Discovering Ancient Egyptian Technology
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
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