Medieval double wax tablet Codex Manesse with wooden pencil

Item number: 10107

Reconstruction true to the image from the Codex Manesse from the 14th century.

Category: Wax Tablets & Stylus

16,99 €
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Shipping weight:
0,30 Kg
Dimensions ( length × width × height ):
18,00 × 9,00 × 1,60 cm

Medieval double wax tablet mit of real beech

Totally like in the Middle Ages: The writing double tablet fabricated out of beech is filled with real beeswax and can be soothed again with one end of the pencil after writing on it. With that the medieval wax tablet stays usable durably. The principal by the way already the Romans applied - as well the students in Antiquity! The original model of that wax tablet out of real beech comes from the Codex Manesse of the 14th century.

The Codex Manesse

The "Codex Manesse", as well called "Great handwriting of songs from Heidelberg", was created in something in between 1300 and 1340 in Zurich and is the most extensive collection of Middle High German poetry of songs and sayings.
  • dated to Middle Ages around 1400
  • size: 18x 18 cm
  • material: massive beech 8 mm
  • included equipment: wooden pencil
  • Famous miniatures
Famous became the handwriting mainly because of colourful miniatures of entire pages, which could be categorised to certain verses of the 137 singers - one other, that can't be connected to any poet, only is a feather's drawing. The miniatures show poets in idealised form during courtly activities and are considered as the most important documents of Upper Rhine's gothic book illumination. The miniatures were made by 4 painters.

Writing like in the Middle Ages

By the way the students of the Middle Ages often still wrote on wax tablets like these - on the simple but also double wax tablets. Students with these can experiment, just like pupils of longly past times. So be inspired and fascinated by medieval wax tablets. They are a wonderful gift for all the friends of the medieval awareness of life and can be used perfectly in school lessons. Let your students experience, how it was for the studying people in Antiquity and Middle Ages to write on wax tablets. That turns history into something vivid!

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