An inkwell is a small container for holding ink, into which a pen can be dipped. Most were made of horn, but there are examples in glass, pottery, or metal (especially the fancy bronze inkwells of the 16th century).
- Pottery ink-well, Roman Britain, 1st-3rd centuries AD
- Inkwell, 9th–11th century
- Bronze inkwell, c. 1500
- Inkhorn, 1500s
- Scribes and Scribal Tools
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