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.

Physical Description

This is a fragment of a shallow round bowl. The rim has a green glaze and the inside of the bowl unglazed, however, it is stained black from ink that was mixed in it.

Physical Description

Ink mixing bowl for calligraphy

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