Egyptian writer’s and painter’s palette with natural rushes
The craft of writing is represented on numerous stone reliefs and Papyri. The natural rush is his pen. There is hardly an Egyptian profession of which we are so well informed by grave goods, and murals. On these pages of the Roman shops you will find a superb replica of the Egyptian scribe’s tools: a natural real rush, including the writer’s and painter’s palette.
Soft natural rush to write
The rushes are thinly sliced at the end or softened in a way as it has been done in the past. The writer has to wet the paint with water colours and with a little liquid, and one is ready to use it.
- Palette size 30 x 7 cm
- incl. 5 writing rushes from Egypt
- Red and black tempera paint on the palette
The Egyptian scribe
The writer was carrying a lot of responsibility and was a very desirable profession from the perspective of the Egyptians. Pretentious hymns were written down, which praised the work of the writer in the highest tones. The writer noted for example exactly, how much was harvested, how many houses and country estates there were in a district and how many people there lived. According to these lists it was established who and how mach everybody had to pay taxes. These consisted of natural products, such as grain, cattle, wine, oil, honey, and others. While officials had to pay taxes in the form of gold, silver, linens, grain and cattle.
The palette and rush – tools for teaching
With the real natural rush together with a palette, you can make your lessons a lively experience for the students, both entertaining and very interesting. Because there is nothing about one’s own trial and error. Show them the alphabet of the ancient Egyptians and let them design hieroglyphs on the pallets. This is a tactile experience that clearly makes teaching different. The students must use their rush and bring it into the shape they need. The flatter the calligraphic writing tip is, the more decorative will the Egyptian alphabet appear! Captivate your students with these authentic writing instruments from the time of the ancient Egyptians.
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