Roman ivory stylus

R156

£150.00

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A turned ivory stylus with a sharpened point for writing on wax or softwood tablets.

Culture
Roman, c. 1st Century AD

Size
7.8 x 0.9 cms

Condition
Stylus tip chipped and the handle filed down in antiquity as seen in the photographs

Provenance
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:
https://www.alamy.com/roman-writing-tools-stylus-tarragona-national-archaeological-museum-tarragona-catalonia-spain-image212318983.html

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