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Model bread loaf

One of four cone-shaped objects of linen, covered with gesso, now badly decayed. Others are 21.466, 21.470.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 1, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty, 2040–1783 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

2.5 x 5 x 14.5 cm (1 x 1 15/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-492a

Medium or Technique

Linen, gesso

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Models