42. Reed Basket
On Lion Couch under bed 47.
L. 30.5: W 26.5: H. with feet 13. H. of feet 2.5: Diam 1.
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