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Oval basket and lid

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Palm leaf (?) fiber wound with split leaf, coiled, forming an elliptical basket with pointed cover; ornaments in brown and remains of a fine line cord fringe.


From Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna), necropolis. 1890-1891: excavated by Edouard Naville for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 1891, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: January 1, 1891)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.


Height x width: 15 x 13 cm (5 7/8 x 5 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Palm fiber


The Ancient World