Model basket - 907.18.761_1

907.18.761_1

Model basket

Medium:Wood, carved and painted
Geography: Excavated at Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 2055-2004 BC
Period: Reign of Mentuhotep II, 11th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom
Dimensions:
2.9 x 5.7 x 4.6 cm
Object number: 907.18.761
Not on view
DescriptionWooden model of a shallow basket or tray, probably from a bakery or brewing scene.  There are double dowel holes on the base for the attachment of the piece to the scene. The white painted top may represent a linen cloth covering the contents of the container.  The sides are painted a pale yellow with vertical black lines which may indicate a framework to support the container which probably represents a woven basket.
Collection:
Egypt
Object History: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society, 1907-1910
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