Cista wicker basket - scroll container with lid for papyri rolls

Item number: 19252

A wonderful Roman basket with lid.

Category: Baskets & boxes

59,90 €
≈ £ 55.05

including 16% VAT. , no shipping costs

available for order

Shipping time: 2 - 3 days


Shipping weight:
0,87 Kg
Dimensions ( length × width × height ):
26,00 × 26,00 × 35,00 cm

Roman cista

Roman baskets were called cista. We have recreated a wonderful piece, made from natural wood.

  • Handmade
  • Incl. cover
  • with wrist strap

As a cist or cista (lat.-Greek., "Box") refers to a kind of round container, which was used for various purposes. The cista mystica was woven of willow and contained the used at festivals of Demeter holy vessels.

The cista was also used for storing scrolls.

A real collector's item!

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