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Ink Pot

Ink Pot

c. 1425–1450

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Leather

Overall: 12.1 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Sundry Purchase Fund 1967.140.a

Description

Intended for use on the writing table, this ink pot was used with a dip pen or quill. It may have belonged to a professional scribe or scholar, or perhaps to a wealthy layperson. The leather is embellished by tooling, embossing (pressing), and punching.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Gothic
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Leather
Medium: 
Leather
Credit line: 
Sundry Purchase Fund

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