3. Description (cont.)
by overlaying ends & battens with thin strip, .3 wide, & fastening with
thin sliver. Round edges a strip of papyrus. Whole of under surface covered
by broad strips of papyrus.
Bottom Similar to lid.
Lid hinged to back rim of basket by cords 2 mm. in diam.
Inside divided into nine partitions by large crossing reeds, set into frame
1.5 from top of box. Tops of these reeds covered & sides of partitions
lined with broad strips of papyrus. Upon these partition reed sat a second
lid or cover, also hinged to back by cords. This was a reed frame, entirely
covered, top and bottom, by strips of papyrus 1.2-2.2 wide, running
Legs bound round with reed strip.
4. Contents Nil
5.Treatment Soaked with boiling wax.