In Ancient Egypt

On page 290 in the wonderful book "Notations21" by Theresa Sauer, you will find a nice example of an ancient Egyptian graphic notation (see image below). It is believed to be dated from the 6th to 7th centuries C.E. and it has been discussed and mentioned in several works by musicologist Hans Hickman in the 1950s and 1960s. It is said to be a part of six parchments.

Unfortunately I did not find any other images or sources varifying these assumptions. Nevertheless it is a nice object of study. Especially the use of color and size for indication.

Notations 21, Theresa Sauer, Mark Batty Publisher, USA, 2009.

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