Basket with food remains

Egyptian


Dimensions

Width x length: 11 x 26.5 cm (4 5/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4739

Medium or Technique

Rushes

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Woven rush-work; fine weave; much broken; partly filled with brownish substance (mummified food chunk).

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.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way