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MM 10139 :: Writing tool, Ink horn

Object description
Rectangular inkhorn with two round basins. On top decorated with nefer sign and around holes dendrils(?).
Inventory number
MM 10139
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
Rektangulärt bläckhorn med två runda fördjupningar. Dekorerad med ett nefer-tecken ovanpå.
Rectangular inkhorn with two round basins. On top decorated with nefer sign and around holes dendrils(?).
Relatively intact apart from a break at one edge and naggings. Very 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 2009
Medelhavsmuseet 2009 represents pictures taken in 2009 by Ove Kaneberg, Karl Zetterström or Tony Sandin. In 2008 a new strategy of photographing objects started and this continued in 2009.
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
Exhibition - Previously
Study Gallery
Upstairs, in interaction with the Baghdad Cafe, opened in February 2009, the upper gallery. A rich variety of objects retrieved from the museum's storerooms, many of them shown for the first time. A series of booths filled to the brim with beautiful vases functions as a traditional study collection of ancient ceramics. Other booths highlights the thematic elements of the ancient world: the subject of everyday and festive, and images of gods, humans and animals. (www.medelhavsmuseet.se, 2009-07-13, google translate).
Time - Start
Exhibition, Part of - Previously
Study Gallery - Showcase 14:06.
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.
MM 10139.jpg
Length / Längd
7,5 cm
Height / Höjd
3 cm
Width / Bredd
4 cm
Date - Registration
2007-12-06; 2013-10-30
Week - Object of the week