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Basketwork pot stand from foundation deposit of Hatshepsut

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Straw wound with reeds and then coiled in a basket shape. From Deir-el-Bahari.


Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society at the temple of Hatshepsut, foundation deposit, Deir el-Bahari; 1895: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Society.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Hatshepsut, 1473–1458 B.C.

Object Place

Thebes, Egypt


height x width x diameter: 4 x 19 x 2.5 cm (1 9/16 x 7 1/2 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Straw, rushes


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits