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Double-sided red waxtablet (nr. 733)

Two writing tablets made of maple and filled with red pure beeswax. A wooden writing stylus made of beech is included.
Tablets covered in beeswax, in which writing was traced by means of a stylus, were in common use from Roman times to the end of the Middle Ages. The usual form of a wax tablet is a thin rectangle of wood with one side is hollowed out, leaving only a fine raised edge all around, and filled with dark (red or black) beeswax. The writing could be erased, and wax tablets were meant for repeated use. They were much used, for example, by pupils learning to write. Two tablets, waxed sides facing, could be sealed together and sent as a letter. Several wax tablets bound together were called a codex. The wood used for wax tablet was usually beech or Scots Pine (deal), sometimes maple.

 

dimensions: 118 x 75 mm (each)
Double-sided red waxtablet Two writing tablets made of maple and filled with red pure beeswax.

A wooden writing stylus made of beech is included. (733)
price € 15,95
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