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Terracotta inkwell and bronze stylus

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st‒2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 2 in. (5.1 cm) diameter 2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.60.34
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Inkwell stamped on the bottom CN·HE

The inkwell is decorated with three theatrical masks in relief on the upper face. It was found together with the stylus (26.60.35).
Said to be from Rome

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