Model basket - 907.18.756_1

907.18.756_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:
3.5 × 4.5 × 6.5 cm
Object number: 907.18.756
Not on view
DescriptionThis wooden model of a rectangular basket or box has a circular dowel on the base which would have connected it to a tomb model scene, perhaps a bakery. The sides taper down to a flat base. The top part is convex and has been painted white, possibly indicating a linen cloth covering the contents of the basket (bread?). The top is very worn and chipped. A black horizontal line marks the top of the basket.  Below this the container has been painted a pale yellow divided by black vertical lines.
Collection:
Egypt
Object History: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society, 1907-1910
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