Accsession No.:

2011.3814
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Description

Wooden wax tablet fragment. Four lines of faint writing on back.

Inscription

N/A

Notes

Alan Cole: At first thought by some to be fragment of icon frame due to the slot in the back, but after tests at BM was proved to be Roman. Also it was said by the initial seller to have come from the Roman strata under a bombed building in Cologne together with its stylus. The slot in the back is thought to have rested on a length of wood to keep it steady. Very unusual, but not unknown.(per Astarte Gallery).

Language

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Associated Parties

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Place of Creation

Cologne, Germany, Europe

Creator

Date Created

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Collection

Roman

Series

Antiquities

Object Type

Wax tablet

Category

Wax tablet

Materials

wood

Dimensions

w: 62, h: 139, d: 9