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Fragments of basketwork

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 700 S debris

Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 x 13 cm (1 3/4 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

26-3-108

Medium or Technique

Basketwork fiber

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Two fragments of baskeTwork. One from rim of basket, the other from neck of bottle (?). To each section of the warp (made of a great many small fibers) there are Two bands which run spirally around it in opposite directions. In going around the section, they are threaded each time into the next section above and the next below. In this way, the sections are held together.

Provenance

From Giza. Street G 7100S debris. March, 1926: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition