Beaded basket

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom to New Kingdom, Dynasty 12–18
1991–1295 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 3 x 4.4 cm (1 3/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

47.1704

Medium or Technique

Palm fiber(?)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Tiny straw basket with a row of small blue faience beads woven into design around circumference of basket. Inner ring of fiber used as the place where a lid sat?

Provenance

From Shalfak: Debris in E. Wall St. South. 1931: excavated by the Hravard University–Museum of Fine Arts expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; 1947: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition