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Basket with food remains

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Woven rush-work; fine weave; much broken; partly filled with brownish substance (mummified food chunk).

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection,Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian,

Dimensions

Width x length: 11 x 26.5 cm (4 5/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4739

Medium or Technique

Rushes

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture