Basket with three doum palm nuts and string inside

Egyptian


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .13 H. .17 W.

Accession Number

72.4748a

Medium or Technique

Doum palm (hyphaene thebeica leaf)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Woven rush-work; good condition; separate cover; has been crushed down slightly on one side.

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way