Fishing Net card

Fishing Net

56.20.479b

Currently not on display

One of four samples linen netting of three kinds from the same site, that may have been used for netting fish, trapping birds or to carry objects such as a jar. This is a fine open string net of geometric linear floral soumak technique using undyed linen. Excavated by Professor Flinders Petrie at the ancient town of Lahun, which flourished in the 19th and 18th centuries BC, around the pyramid complex of King Senusret II.