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Carter No.: 042

Handlist description: Reed basket

Card/Transcription No.: 042-2

42 (cont.)

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 lengthwise.

Legs bound round with reed strip.

4. Contents Nil

5.Treatment Soaked with boiling wax.

Card no. 042-2 relating to Carter no. 042
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