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Carter No.: 042

Handlist description: Reed basket

Card/Transcription No.: 042-1

42. Reed Basket

1. Position On Lion Couch under bed 47.

2. Dimensions L. 30.5: W 26.5: H. with feet 13. H. of feet 2.5: Diam 1.

3.Description Basket of reed and papyrus. Corner posts and frame made of full reeds, about .8 in diam. Sides & ends lengths of smaller reed, .2-.4 in diam., vertical. Bottom edge of these bound with a strip of reed bark, 1 wide, which ran round basket, and was fastened to framework at intervals by slivers of reed. Tops were bound by strips of papyrus, which overlay whole top edge, and extended downwards about .8 inside and out. This also bound to frame by slivers of reed.

Lid a framework of the thick reed. On this, lengthwise to box, a row of the smaller reeds. These were fastened at ends to framework, also to three battens of the large reed underneath


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