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An Egyptian Woven Reed Basket- 12 cm

Lot reference 11581135
An Egyptian Woven Reed Basket- 12 cm

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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

Material: Papyrus
No export licenses required however this piece may be subject to import tax/duties.
Shipping method: USPS (including insurance).
The seller hereby guarantees the lot to be authentic, acquired by legal means and due diligence conducted to ensure stated provenance.


Based in historic Georgetown, Washington DC, Sands of Time Ancient Art gallery offer a wide range of exceptional antiquities, carefully selected for their historical importance, intrinsic beauty and artistic value. All objects sold by Sands of Time are guaranteed for authenticity and provenance, and are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and related documentation. Our extensive collection includes museum-quality art in stone, bronze, pottery, glass and gold from ancient civilizations ranging from the ancient Near East and Egypt to the Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Byzantine, PreColumbian and Gandharan worlds.

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    carlomaria December 12, 2017

  • Excellent service from the shop, US postal service was a bit slow. Goods were packed very well, follow-up on slow US postal delivery was excellent.

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