This is a coarsely woven basket.
It is from Faiyum. The Egyptians made baskets in a range of sizes and shapes for different uses. This cone-shaped basket may have been used for storage or carrying, but its shape suggests it may have been used as a sieve in the preparation of food or drink. This is a coarsely woven basket. It is made from reed. It is over 1,600 years old, dating to the Byzantium (201-400 AD) in the Roman Period.