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Wooden writing board: UC 59421

date: Middle Kingdom (about 2025-1700 BC)

Upper right edge of a writing board covered with plaster, extremely fragile with loss of plaster from most of surface, enough survives of three lines of hieratic writing on better preserved side to identify contents as the opening of the literary composition known in Egyptology as the Satire of Trades: 'the Teaching written by the man of Tjaru [Duau's son Khety for his son Pepy when he sailed south to the Residence] to place him in the writing class room among the children [of the officials]'.

UC 59421




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