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MM 10140 :: Writing tool, Ink horn

Object description
Inkhorn consisting of a rectangular form with two circular holes. Hieroglyphic inscription on one side. Faience with green colour. Residuies inside containers.
Inventory number
MM 10140
Old numbers
E 140
Writing tool; Ink horn
Object, Swedish
Bläckhorn; Skrivarverktyg
Country - Findspot
Egypt : Africa
Country, Swedish - Findspot
Faience; Pottery
Material, Swedish
Keramik; Fajans
Permanent exhibition, egyptian galleries, Medelhavsmuseet until 2002.
Gift from Dr. Otto Smith, 16 Jun 1933. Previously on loan since 1928.
Acquisition, Swedish
Gåva av Otto Smith, 16 juni 1933. Tidigare på lån sedan 1928.
Description, Swedish
Bläckhorn bestående av en rektangulär form med två cirkulära hål. Hieroglyfisk inskription på ena sidan. Fajans med grön färg. Rester inuti behållarna.
Inkhorn consisting of a rectangular form with two circular holes. Hieroglyphic inscription on one side. Faience with green colour. Residuies inside containers.
Almost intact, though part of openings nagged. Rather worn.
Name - Acquired from
Smith, Otto
Otto Smith, a collector who was digging in Egypt at locations such as Saqqara and Luxor in mid 1920s, when there was a huge appetite for Egyptian artifacts in the West (See more at: http://www.elginism.com/similar-cases/egypt-askes-sweden-to-return-artefacts/20090120/1693/#sthash.WxhP7Hog.dpuf)
Source - http
www.elginism.com, libris.kb.se, collections.smvk.se, www.nad.riksarkivet.se
Name - Photographer
Medelhavsmuseet 2012
Medelhavsmuseet 2012 represents pictures taken in 2012 by Ove Kaneberg, Karl Zetterström or Tony Sandin. In 2008 a new strategy of photographing objects started and this continued in 2012.
Source - http
Exhibition - Current
Egypten, 2014-

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
Exhibition, Part of - Current
New Egypt, 3, In the shadow of the pyramids
Exhibition, showcase - Current
Egypten 3.7
Egypt, Number in Exhibition
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.
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.
Length / Längd
8 cm
Width / Bredd
3,8 cm
2,5 cm
Date - Registration
2007-12-06; 2013-10-30
Week - Object of the week

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