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  • Scribe's palette and brushes, Dynasty 21 (ca. 1000 b.c.)
    Egyptian; From Thebes
    Wood, ink, and reed; L. of palette 19 1/8 in. (48.6 cm)
    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1947 (47.123)

    Although this writing equipment belonged to a man who lived about a thousand years after Wah, palettes and reed brushes changed little during that time. The two depressions at one end of the palette hold remnants of red and black ink, and the brushes could be stored in the slot carved in the center.

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  • Scribe's palette and brushes, Dynasty 21 (ca. 1000 B.C.)
    Egyptian; From Thebes
    Wood, ink, and reed; L. of palette 19 1/8 in. (48.6 cm)
    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1947 (47.123)

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