Model seive

Foundation deposit, basketry

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 22.3.240



Dimensions Height 3.3cm

Material(s) rush

Model sieve made of rush. The inner part is made of fine grass blades in twining technique, while the outer part is made in coiling technique with a passive bundle. Very good state of preservation. Diameter 21.5cm.

Katarzyna Kapiec


Excavated by the H.E. Winlock (Metropolitan Museum of Art) in the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari (south-eastern corner of deposit B, group B) in 1920-1922. Gained by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1922 in the division of finds (Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness gift).