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Model of a scribe’s palette

The parallel grooves stand for the pens in the penholder. The inkwells for black and red ink are replaced by two shen hieroglyphs (meaning “to encircle,” “circle”). The palette bears an offering formula for the “confidant of the Lord of the Two Lands, royal scribe, overseer of the northern foreign countries, Djehuty.”

Cat. 6227
Stone / calcite (alabaster)
2.1 x 21.1 x 6.5 cm
1458–1425 BCE
New Kingdom
Eighteenth Dynasty
Tuthmosis III
Unknown
Drovetti collection (1824)
Sala 05 Vetrina 11
  • Guksch, Heike, Königsdienst: zur Selbstdarstellung der Beamten in der 18. Dynastie (SAGA 11), Heidelberg 1994, pp. 131, 263
    Tipo=Opere biblioteca SottoTipo=Monografia o Opere Autore=Guksch, Heike Titolo=Königsdienst: zur Selbstdarstellung der Beamten in der 18. Dynastie Sottotiolo= In= Collana=SAGA Opera=11 Luogo=Heidelberg Anno=1994 Menzionato=pp. 131, 263 Illustrazione=
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