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Model loaves

Set of four model loaves(?), with remnants of plaster at the base of each. Two complete, two broken. Base (e) missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, April 27, 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.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 5.5-10 cm.

Accession Number

15-4-417a-e

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models