Segment of rush matting, from the rich cemeteries at Tarkhan, dating to the period of the earliest recorded unification of Egypt, about 3000 BC. The site yielded finds in exceptionally good state of preservation, clearly seen in this example.
From the division of finds excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt. Given to the museum in 1912.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND
Inventory number 1912:290