Carlotta - the museum database

MM 10998 :: Writing tool

Object description
Writing tools with five holes for paint(?)
Inventory number
MM 10998
Old numbers
E. 998 / old nr.2
Writing tool
Object, Swedish
Country - Findspot
Egypt : Africa
Country, Swedish - Findspot
Geographic name, alternative
Geographic name, alternative - Swedish
Place - Findspot
Material, Swedish
From the Major R.G. Gayer-Anderson collection.
Acquisition, Swedish
Från Major R. G. Gayer-Andersons samling.
Description, Swedish
Skrivarverktyg med fem hål för färgpigment(?)
Writing tools with five holes for paint(?)
Name - Acquired from
Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville
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
Source, Viaf - same as
Source, Kulturnav - same as
Name - Photographer
Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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
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
Egypten, 1982-2012

The Egyptian exhibition shows various aspects of life in Pharaonic Egypt from 3000 BC to the Christian era. There are also many objects from the prehistoric period, starting around 5000 BC. Most of the objects came to Sweden in the late 19:century, and have been donated to the museum from private collections.

The Egyptian Exhibition contains, in addition to mummified humans, also mummies of cats, birds, fishes and snakes. The Goddess Isis with the child Horus in her lap meets the visitors as they enter the exhibition. The pose she holds occurs commonly in western art where the Virgin Mary with the child Jesus often is portrayed in the same position.

A portrait of the well-known pharaoh Sesostris was donated to Sweden by the Egyptian government in recognition both of Swedish participation when the Assuan-dam was built and of professor Torgny Säve-Söderbergh as an internationally well-known Egyptologist. (www.medelhavsmuseet.se, 2010-09-01)

The exhibition was made already in 1982. In 2002 there was a change, several of the galleries (4-8) on the upper floor were closed.

Time - Start
Time - End
Exhibition, Part of - Previously
Egyptian gallery 2, showcase 02:08
Egypt, Number in Exhibition
Egyptenutställningen 2014, English - Label
Case and holder for the reeds that were used for writing.
Egyptenutställningen 2014, Swedish - Label
Fodral och hållare för de vasstrån som användes för att skriva med .
Length / Längd
22 cm
Height / Höjd
6 cm
Width / Bredd
3,8 cm
L. 22 cm, W. 6 cm, D. 3.8 cm
Date - Registration

Leave a comment

Here you can leave a comment. You have to supply an e-mail, an alias and you have to accept the agreements.