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Strange artifact from Pushkin museum
7th_GuestDate: Sunday, 04.08.2013, 06:49 | Message # 1
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This strange artifact is exhibited in Moscow Pushkin Museum in the Egypt Hall #1.

The sign says "ink bottle". Maybe they used it as the ink-bottle, but what it really was? Hard to believe in ink-bottle, so carefully manufactured from basalt. Maybe anyone know about this artifact more?





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RedFoxDate: Monday, 30.09.2013, 16:52 | Message # 2
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May be anyone know about this artifact more?
Yes, the holes of small diameter (such difficult for execution!) there are totally unnecessary for the inkwell.
The black and red ink was used by the ancient Egyptian scribes. But five bubbles ink «in the one body» (as we can see on the first photo on the right) is already too.
Оn the surface of the right inkwell there is a vertical groove. Obviously, it was served to slide by guide rail. For the «ink bottle» they are redundant.
The presence of chamfers also suggests that we observe a very high-tech works made by an industrial way.
 
dougkeenanDate: Tuesday, 01.10.2013, 22:17 | Message # 3
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How deep are the holes?
 
7th_GuestDate: Wednesday, 02.10.2013, 02:51 | Message # 4
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The holes are not both ends. It was difficult to make any exact measurements, because they are beneath the museum glass wall.
 
RedFoxDate: Saturday, 05.10.2013, 21:54 | Message # 5
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The Egyptian scribes used a completely different inkwell: «In the number of equipment used in his work an ancient Egyptian scribe included papyrus, water pot, reed sticks to the letter and the palette. All these objects were shown on the hieroglyph «scribe».
The palette consisted of a narrow strip of stone or wood, on which were two shallow deepening for red and black ink, and a groove for written sticks.
The palette had a small length - up to 30 centimeters and was fine enough - less than half a centimeter.
Usually by short rope to the flat palette was tied water vessel and both subjects were attached to a belt by a scribe." http://www.news-egypt.ru/drevnee....sa.html
 
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