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A wax tablet is a tablet made of wood and covered with a layer of wax, often linked loosely to a cover tablet, as a "double-leaved" diptych. It was used as a reusable and portable writing surface in Antiquity and throughout the Middle Ages. Cicero's letters make passing reference to the use of cerae, and some examples of wax-tablets have been preserved in waterlogged deposits in the Roman fort at Vindolanda on Hadrian's Wall. Medieval wax tablet books are on display in several European museums.
originally posted by: Expat888
Theyre logged into the early alpha version of ats reading a thread by plato ...
Interesting pic .. hadnt seen before ..
originally posted by: Blackmarketeer
Besides, if you look at the sculpture, you can see it's broken - the "laptop" (more likely a mirror held by the attendant) and the attendant's hand are broken off - so those holes were certainly never intended to be seen on the finished sculpture.