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Circular basket cover or tray

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This circular tray or cover is woven of the fiber of a reed-like plant. It is in nearly perfect condition.

Provenance

From Kerma, tomb X-B-x. March 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early–Classic Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Diameter: 11.2 cm (4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1774

Medium or Technique

Reed fiber

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture