Small Round Lidded Basket

New Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116

This small, round basket is made of halfa grass coils with the design created using grass dyed black and red. The linen cord at the top is probably there to help remove the tightly fitting lid. The basket may have held jewelry originally, but contained only one blue faience bead when it was opened. The basket was found inside another basket (36.3.59) from Hatnefer's tomb (36.3.1).

Small Round Lidded Basket, Halfa grass, palm leaf, linen cord

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