This basket comes from the excavations of B. Grenfell and A. Hunt at the Fayum. It has been made according to the technique by which the weaving reed passed alternatively over and under a series of short sticks. These latter were originally placed in a cross one on top of the other and were then divided, in the course of weaving, in smaller groups. The piece dates from the end of the Ptolemaic Period or from the beginning of the Roman Period.
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