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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Ancient Artifact Review 37 : Antique Metal Stylus for writing on palm leaf ( 19-20th C.E)

This is a metal stylus originating from India.I acquired this stylus from Chennai in 2015.
Stylus is a sharp pointed at one end and blunt on the other. Stylus is used to incise a writing on a palm leaf. The incision is later filled with carbon powder from lamp flame so that the writing is readable.
See below my palm leaf manuscripts which were written using stylus :
Bali Lontar 01
Bali Lontar 02
Bali Lontar 03
Quran Lontar

Artifact Spec:

Dim : 225mm
Date : 19-20th Century CE
Material : Steel
Origin :  South India

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