Roman ivory stylusR156
A turned ivory stylus with a sharpened point for writing on wax or softwood tablets.
Roman, c. 1st Century AD
7.8 x 0.9 cms
Stylus tip chipped and the handle filed down in antiquity as seen in the photographs
Ex. collection: Maurice Feuillet, Paris, France (1873-1968), thence by family descent. Feuillet was a painter, art critic, editor and noted expert on 18th Century engravings.
For a group of simiar stylii in the National Archaeological Museum, Tarragona, Spain, please see: