calendar staff

Calendar staff, long flat rectangle of wood (no handle). The year is divided into two halves, winter and summer (beginning in October and April respectively) and marked out on opposite sides of the staff, reading from right to left (in contrast to the other staffs). The staff has lost about two inches at one end and there are at least 14 days missing from each side. Along one edge of each flat side, days are indicated by notches and week divisions are shown by grooves on the edge of the staff. Fixed festivals are shown by incising appropriate symbols against the right days. Inscription left end winter side 'E.P.S.'

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