Basket Lid card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Basket Lid


On display


Conical lid made from plant fibre, damaged at its bottom edge. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no. 9389; Sold at Sotheby's, London, 21 July 1920 lot 221 "Cylindrical wooden Box with pivotal lid, and containing a plaited rush basket, with lid and food fragments, 3 3/4 in. high by 3 3/4 in. diam.; all in excellent state of presrvation; from the Grant sale at Cairo". Sold at Sotheby's, London (Field Marshall Lord Grenfell collection), 12-14 November 1917 lot 67/6: "A carved wood seated Figure on a chair, painted, from Luxor; a Cylindrical Box, with pivotal cover, containing a rush basket with food, from the Grant sale, Cairo; and an obelisk shaped Mummy Box, carved with figures of OSIRIS and ISIS in relief".