About this object

Knotted plant fibre basket with two carrying handles. Donated to the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum in September 1927 by Petrie and dated to the 4th century AD. Could be from Petrie's excavations at Hawara.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Byzantine (Coptic)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    4th Century AD
  • Materials
    Fibre Palm
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    William Matthew Flinders Petrie
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1927 before
  • Measurements
  • Related people
    William Matthew Flinders Petrie (Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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