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EW1503

An Egyptian Woven Reed Basket, Late Period, 722-332 B.C.

plate style with raised edges, woven from a central core of papyrus pith, plaited and strengthened with palm leaves around the edge.

For other basketry examples, see E. Brovarski et al, "The Art of Living in the New Kingdom: Egypts Golden Age" (Boston 1982).

Condition:  Loss to center otherwise intact and in very good condition overall

Dimensions:   Height:  Overall: 1 3/4 x 3 5/8 in. (4.4 x 9.2 cm)

Provenance:  ex Sotheby’s NY, acquired from the trade in 2005 and thereafter on loan to the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University from 2005-2015, loan number: L2005.008.006

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