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MM 11164 :: Writing tool, Ink tray, Ink horn

Object description
An ink tray with two depressions, one in the shape of an animal.
Inventory number
MM 11164
Old numbers
E1164
Object
Writing tool; Ink tray; Ink horn
Object, Swedish
Bläckhorn; Bläckbricka; Skrivarverktyg
Country - Findspot
Egypt : Africa
Country, Swedish - Findspot
Egypten
Geographic name, alternative
Aswan
Geographic name, alternative - Swedish
Aswan
Place - Findspot
Aswan
Material
Stone; Steatite
Material, Swedish
Sten; Steatit [?]
Acquisition
Purchased from Major R.G. Gayer-Anderson.
Acquisition, Swedish
Inköpt från Major R.G. Gayer-Anderson.
Description, Swedish
En bläckbricka med två fördjupningar, en i formen av ett djur.
Description
An ink tray with two depressions, one in the shape of an animal.
Condition
Fragmentary
Name - Acquired from
Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville
alt
Description
Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson, Major, after qualifying as a Doctor at Guy's Hospital, became an officer in the Royal Army, Medical Corps. He received his commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1903. He was lent to the Egyptian Government in 1905 by the British Government and spent the rest of his carrier in service of Egypt, in both military and civil capacities, reaching the rank of "Lewa" (Major General) and having the title of Pasha conferred upon him. He collected Egyptian objects of great significance. They are preserved in Gayer-Anderson Pasha museum in Cairo. He is the author of "Legends of the Bait al-Kretliya" (Luzac, London) and Christeros, poems (Wilding, Shrewsbury). He died in Lavenham in 1945. (www.indianminiature.org, 2012-08-31)
Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Source, Viaf - same as
viaf.org
Source, Kulturnav - same as
kulturnav.org
Name - Photographer
Ljungkvist, Anders
Description
Anders Ljungkvist.
Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Medelhavsmuseet 2013
Description
Medelhavsmuseet 2013 represents pictures taken in 2013 by Ove Kaneberg, Karl Zetterström or Tony Sandin. In 2008 a new strategy of photographing objects started and this continued in 2013.
Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Exhibition - Current
Egypten, 2014-
alt
Description

The history of Egypt is long, from the first settlements in the Nile Valley around 7000 years ago to the present day. Egypt was for a long period of time ruled by autocratic kings – the pharaohs. At other times, it was part

of larger empires such as the Persian, Roman and Ottoman.

The pharaonic culture was characterised by high conservatism.

Things were – and should be – as they always had been.

Old traditions and ways of thinking lived on, long after the last pharaohs.

They were present in the customs and traditions of the Middle Ages and are present in Egypt today.

Welcome on a walk through the history of Egypt!

Time - Start
2013
Exhibition, Part of - Current
New Egypt, 3, In the shadow of the pyramids
alt
Exhibition, showcase - Current
Egypten 3.7
alt
Egypt, Number in Exhibition
5.3
Egyptenutställningen 2014, English - Label
Ink tray. The scribe used mainly ink of two colours. Therefore ink trays often have two containers for ink. Red, which was based on ochre or hematite, was used mostly for titles and corrections. The rest of the text was written with black ink that was based on soot.
Comments
Please see also MM10569
Egyptenutställningen 2014, Swedish - Label
Bläckhorn. Skrivaren använde i huvudsak bläck i två färger. Därför har bläckhorn ofta två behållare för bläck. Rött, som baserades på ockra eller hematit, användes mest för rubriker och korrigeringar. Resten av texten skrevs med svart bläck baserat på sot.
Cf_Publications
Petrie, W.M.F., Objects of Daily use, BSAE, Forty second-year, (London, 1927), pl.34
PhotoNegNo
Dig. neg.MM11164 Museum neg.1257,1988
Length / Längd
8,8 cm
Height / Höjd
7,1 cm
Width / Bredd
1,4 cm
Dimensions
L. 8.8 cm, W. 7.1 cm, D. 1.4 cm
Need of treat
1
Date - Registration
1997-09-30; 2013-10-30