Wooden Writing Tablet
Wooden Writing Tablet
A wooden writing tablet made for Dr. Casey Wood, the founder
of McGill’s Blacker-Wood Library of Zoology and Ornithology.
The tablet shows the Arabic alphabet in its Urdu variety and 10
numerals. The use of tablets in school instruction goes back to
Antiquity. Wooden writing tablets are still used in some parts
of the Islamic world today. The shape of the wooden tablet with
one handle, a modified version of the Roman tabula ansata, had a
great impact on manuscript decoration.
AC202 Rare Books/Special Collections (McLennan Bldg, 4th floor)