Baskets 

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Reed Basket
Reed Basket
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Reed Basket

 

Date: 5th Millennium BC

Place: Fayum [Egypt]

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England. 

Woven Basket
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Reed Basket

 

Date: 1353 - 1336 BC (Reign of Akhanaten, Dynasty 18)

Place: Armarna, Egypt.

 

Photographed at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.  

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Date: 1570 – 1070 BC (except for one basket)

Place: Egypt

 

Photographed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

Made from grass, palm or flax fibre, patterns could be achieved using dyed material. Used to store a range of items including clothes or food.

 

But when she could hide him [Moses] no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him. (Exodus 2:3-4)