Reed Pen. The pen is a length of reed which has been cut at an angle at one end. The end or nib has been split at its point. Fragments of ink are still attached to the nib.
Egyptian reed pen., c. 1200 BC.
The practice of using reed pens for writing was later passed from the Egyptians to the Greeks.
Purchased from Charles Ede in the 1960s when part of the Folio Society.
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