Linen Capsules card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Linen Capsules


Currently not on display


Flax, Linum usitatissimum. Collected at the pyramid town of Lahun by W. M. Flinders Petrie, 1889-90. Kept within a glass test tube with cork stopper.Annotation in black on the cork by Percy Newberry: "Kahun XII Flax". CONDITION NOTE 1998: Some are fragile, holed in places (insect damage?) surface dirt. Dimensions are for the container.