Re: [ANE-2] Form-Fitting Containers & Writing Surface Utilization
- There was of course re-use of empty spaces of parchment which
was clipped and re-used.
>A second issue involves writing surfaces. Aside from cuneiform
>prisms & cylinders, were there any other inscribed objects that
>appear to be designed to maximize/exploit all of the available
>writing surface? Most of the foundation cones I've seen on the
>antiquities market are only half-used, but the round school texts
>usually utilize all of both sides.
- funhistory wrote:
>Try a web search on "ankh shaped mirror case" (without the quotes!)
> Does anyone know of any ANE storage containers made specifically for
> odd-shaped objects? Did any of them "form fit" their contents, or
> does it seem that excess volume was never an issue?
> Note that I'm not talking about clay envelopes, which were formed
> over tablets, but rather the other way around. The only significant
> example that comes to my mind is the elaborate inner coffin of Tut.
> Some modern examples are egg cartons & guitar cases.
> George Michael Grena, II
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