A small Egyptian Woven Basket, New Kingdom, ca. 1570 - 1070 BCE
A small Egyptian Woven Basket, New Kingdom, ca. 1570 - 1070 BCE
A small Egyptian Woven Basket, New Kingdom, ca. 1570 - 1070 BCE

A small Egyptian Woven Basket, New Kingdom, ca. 1570 - 1070 BCE

EW2103

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Among the domestic arts of ancient Egypt, basketry is of the very greatest antiquity. Some of the oldest artifacts from the Nile valley are the coiled baskets and woven grain bin liners recovered from the Fayum A neolithic settlement. In manufacturing their baskets, the Egyptians used native plants and fibers. Reeds, palm ribs, and heavy grasses usually served as the foundation strands, while palm leaf, halfa grass, and flax were used to bind the whole together. The manufacturing of this small basket employs a technique known as twining. Here, the primary strands made from two-ply flaxen cord, run horizontally and are tied at intervals by wrapping two strings about the fibers, twisting them around one another whenever they intersect.

Condition: although much of the original fiber handle is now missing, the basket itself is intact and in very good condition overall.

Dimensions: Width: 4 3/4 inches (12 cm)

Provenance: Acquired by the Newark Museum in 1963, accession number X63.108, and deaccessioned by the museum in 2020-2021.

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