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Lidded Basket
Early 20th century

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Creator Nationality: African
Creator Name-CRT: Nubia
Title: Lidded Basket
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Creation Start Date: 1900
Creation End Date: 1931
Creation Date: Early 20th century
Creation Place: Egypt, Africa
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Container
Materials and Techniques: Fiber (palm), glass, leather
Dimensions: Height: 5 3/4 "; width: 4 1/2"
Description: A coiled palm fiber lidded basket, conical shape with flat sides; woven base of broad palm splints, each divided into many strips to form bundles wrapped with palm fiber; flat topped lid coiled in same way as body with recessed collar fitting into body rim; bands of wrappings dyed solid green, purple, and orange; other bands wrapped with alternating colors; a band of spaced red, white, and blue cylinder disk glass bead crosses around body center; larger, truncated crosses of red, white, blue, and yellow glass beads in bands around top and bottom of body; staggered red, white, and blue bead crosses around lid; leather thong loop through top of lid, knitted on the inside.
AMICA Contributor: Brooklyn Children's Museum
Owner Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
ID Number: 31.3.15ab
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. A. H. Jones, 1931
AMICA ID: BCM_.31.3.15ab
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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