Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
 

Re: [ANE-2] Form-Fitting Containers & Writing Surface Utilization

Expand Messages
  • Bea Hopkinson
    There was of course re-use of empty spaces of parchment which was clipped and re-used. Beatrice Hopkinson
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 2, 2006
      There was of course re-use of empty spaces of parchment which
      was clipped and re-used.

      Beatrice Hopkinson


      >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.
    • Michel Bardiaux
      ... Try a web search on ankh shaped mirror case (without the quotes!) ... HTH, -- Michel Bardiaux R&D Director T +32 [0] 2 790 29 41 F +32 [0] 2 790 29 02 E
      Message 2 of 3 , Dec 4, 2006
        funhistory wrote:
        >
        >
        > 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.

        Try a web search on "ankh shaped mirror case" (without the quotes!)

        >
        > George Michael Grena, II
        > Redondo Beach, CA
        >

        HTH,
        --
        Michel Bardiaux
        R&D Director
        T +32 [0] 2 790 29 41
        F +32 [0] 2 790 29 02
        E mailto:mbardiaux@...

        Mediaxim NV/SA
        Vorstlaan 191 Boulevard du Souverain
        Brussel 1160 Bruxelles
        http://www.mediaxim.com/
      Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.