A dried flower used as a bookmark. It has absorbed the scent from the pages.
A bird's feather that serves as a quill pen. The tip has long been stained black.
A small desktop clock, whose former owner was a scholar sat in a windowless room buried in books. This was probably the only reference they had to the time of day.
Originally designed to hold drinking water, this cup was stained black after a scholar used it to wash their paint brushes.
This corrective lens helped restore the vision of one whose eyes were damaged from intensive studying.