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Creator:
Stephen Thompson, active 19th century, British
Title:

Writing Materials from early Egypt

Date:
ca. 1870
Medium:
Albumen print from wet collodion negative on thin, smooth, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 5/8 × 8 1/8 inches (27 × 20.6 cm) and Mount: 18 × 14 inches (45.7 × 35.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on mount in graphite, lower right: "W1949"

Stamped on mount: "The Library, | Clifton College."; label on mount: "279: XVIII-XIX Dynasties. And Later. | Writing materials. (I) Wooden pallet, (2) Porcelain pallet with name of Meri, (3) Wooden pallet, dedicated to Thoth and Osiris, (4) Another with name of Ptahmes, a scribe, (5) Another with name of Pameraua, scribe in the reign of Amenophis III., (6) Ivory pallet, (7) Bronze ink-stand and chair, (8) Blank roll of papyrus."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Charles Isaacs and Carol Nigro
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2018.7.97
Classification:
Photographs
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
pallet | papyrus | scribe | writing
Associated Places:
Egypt | Saqqara | África
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:74728
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