University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number: MS1740
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Date Made: 2nd century BC - 1st Century BC
Early Date: -199
Late Date: 0
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bone
Length: 11.11cm
Outside Diameter:0.9cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896
Other Number381 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Description

Stylus (conical) Elongated conical shape with thin tip for writing, and beveled at wider end to conical point. Presumably broader end was for smooth erasures. Nicely weighted to rest in hand while writing; preserves finely polished surface. from Turfa, J.M. 2005


Current & Past Exhibitions:

44 Eyes in a Museum Storeroom ( Dec 2000 - 2001)View Objects in Exhibition
Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 136, no. 98View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] No Author. The Mediterranean Section. The Museum Journal. 11 : Page/Fig./Plate: 7-50View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania Museum. 2000. 44 Celebrity Eyes in a Museum Storeroom. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 42-43View Objects cited in this Publication

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