Oval basket with lid

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1539–1075 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x length: 14 x 20 cm (5 1/2 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4738

Medium or Technique

Rushes

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Woven rush-work; separate cover; good condition. Body labeled “b”, lid labeled “a”.

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