Shell used as Ink and Paint Well, Egypt, 3000 BCE

Made:
3000 BCE in Egypt
maker:
Unknown

Diorite shell used by scribes from Old Kingdom to hold ink and paint, Egypt, 3000 BCE.

Details

Category:
Printing & Writing
Object Number:
1931-525/1
type:
ink well
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
credit:
Professor Percy Newberry
status:
Permanent collection

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