Basket

Foundation deposit, basketry

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 25.3.107

Provenance

Description

Material(s) reed, rush

Round basket made of reed and rush. Interpreted also as sieve. The middle part there is a kind of net constructed in the twining technique, while the other part is constructed in the coiling technique with a passive bundle. Diameter 18.5cm.

Katarzyna Kapiec

History

Excavated by the H.E. Winlock (Metropolitan Museum of Art) in the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari in 1923-1924. Gained by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1925 in the division of finds (Rogers Fund).

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