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Basket with three doum palm nuts and string inside

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Woven rush-work; good condition; separate cover; has been crushed down slightly on one side.

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian,

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .13 H. .17 W.

Accession Number

72.4748a

Medium or Technique

Doum palm (hyphaene thebeica leaf)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture