18th Dynasty, ca 1550 - 1295 BC- Egypt
plate style with raised edges, woven from a central core of colored papyrus pith, plaited and strengthened with palm leaves around the edge.
For other basketry examples, see E. Brovarski et al, "The Art of Living in the New Kingdom: Egypts Golden Age" (Boston 1982).
Condition: Some expected fraying to the edges that does not detract, otherwise intact an in excellent condition overall. A very fine example.
Provenance: Private NY collection, ex Sotheby’s NY, lot #262 (part), acquired from the trade in 2005 and thereafter on loan to the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University from 2005-2015, loan number: L2005.008.009
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