Basket


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About This Object
Tapered circular wicker basket with one carrying handle. Two straps or ropes are tied to the top border rim indicating that it may possibly have been carried on a sailor’s shoulders and back undertaking his duties. Baskets serve utilitarian purposes and have infinite uses. On board ship they were likely to be used for storage of foodstuff, and for larger more rigid baskets used for transport of materials. This particular basket has a notable odour therefore is likely to have been used for transport of shingle-ballast or alternatively filled with fish or foodstuff.
Catalogue Number
INV.80
Collection
Invincible
Measurements
Height: 380mm
Width: 480mm
Depth: 260mm (10 1/4")
Production Date
Pre 1758
Production Period
Eighteenth Century

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