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Beaded basket

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Tiny straw basket with a row of small blue faience beads woven into design around circumference of basket. Inner ring of fiber used as the place where a lid sat?


From Shalfak: Debris in E. Wall St. South. 1931: excavated by the Hravard University–Museum of Fine Arts expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; 1947: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom to New Kingdom, Dynasty 12–18, 1991–1295 B.C.


Overall: 3 x 4.4 cm (1 3/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Palm fiber(?)


The Ancient World