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Bowl - Ink Mixing, Ceramic, circa 1880 (Fragment) Archaeology Reg. No: LL 81355

This fragment of an ink mixing bowl was excavated at the at the Commonwealth Block site between 1088 and 2003. It was used for mixing ink.

Writing implements, found throughout Little Lon, indicate that writing was a commonplace activity. The pens, pencils and inkwells are a tantalizing reminder of words forgotten long ago.
Ink mixing bowl for calligraphy
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 29 mm (Height), 104 mm (Width), 66 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: making history - little lonsdale street
Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, Little Lon Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Activity: Writing implement
Trench Unit Number: 57/01/02

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