Phragmites brush. The end of the phragmites reed has been crushed so that the fibres have separated, forming a brush that can be used for applying ink to papyrus.
c. 110 BC. These brushes were made by breaking off a length of phragmites reed and then chewing one end to separate the fibres and hence make a brush. There is a wall decoration in a tomb in Saqara of a line of scribes in the act of chewing the reed. They were used for fine paintings on walls and possibly on larger areas of a papyrus scroll.
Ex: Charles Ede.
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