Loom Reed



Reed from a loom, made from flattened strips of wood between two half round ribs of wood, and binding the whole together with tarred fabric. This is one of two reeds found in tomb 693 at Beni Hasan, the other is now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Both were considered to be of Middle Kingdom date by the archaeologist John Garstang but surely they they could also be from later intrusive use and much more recent in date? CONDITION NOTE (1998): Surface loss, surface dirt, worn, label adhered to surface.