AN EGYPTIAN WOOD WRITING TABLET
ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-5TH CENTURY A.D.
with traces of wax and script remaining, pierced with three pairs of holes along one edge for attachment
5 ¼ in. x 4 ¼ in. (13.3 cm. x 10.9 cm.)
Thought to have been collected in Egypt 1851-1861.
Rev. William Frankland Hood (d. 1863 or 1864) collection.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby & Co., London, 11 November 1924, lot 154.
Ernest Brummer (1891-1964) collection, Paris.
The Ernest Brummer Collection of Egyptian & Near Eastern Antiquities; Sotheby & Co., London, 16-17 November 1964, lot 119.
Herbert Bier (1905-1981) collection, England; and thence by descent to the present owner.