Accsession No.:

2011.3722
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Description

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.

Inscription

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Notes

Alan Cole. c. 110 BC. These brushes were made by breaking off a length of phragmites reed and then chewing one end to break the fibres and hence making a brush. There is a wall decoration in a tomb in Saqara of a line of scribed 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.

Language

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Associated Parties

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Place of Creation

Egypt, Africa

Creator

Date Created

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Collection

Egyptian

Series

Antiquities

Object Type

Brush

Category

Brush

Materials

reed

Dimensions

w: 5, h: 31, d: -