THE EQUIPMENT OF THE OLD RUSSIAN SCRIBE’S WRITING VESSELS OF
THE 16th — 17th CENTURIES
1. Student of Saint-Petersburg State University
This article is devoted to the equipment of the inkwell and the vessel for cinnabar («kinovarnicza») — a set of items, distinguished from Old Russian scribe`s instruments of the 16th — 17th centuries. The researchers didn`t pay attention for these items — a stirrer, sponge and «gnezdo» for a long time. Meanwhile, they could have a significant impact on both the physical and chemical properties of the dyes used for writing.
Keywords: Old Russian scribe, writing implements, paleography