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Bread from a foundation deposit

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Triangular loaf, complete with restored band in center.

Provenance

From Thebes, Deir el-Bahari. By 1924: excavated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art at Deir el Bahari (MMA 25:3:333; published in Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dec.1924, II, p.10, Fig.6; Mar.1926, II, p.8); 1937: received by the MFA through exchange with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Accession Date: January 1, 1937)

Credit Line

Recieved from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, by exchange

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11, reign of Mentuhotep, 2010–1998 B.C.

Findspot

Thebes, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 22.8 x 26.3 cm (9 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

37.549

Medium or Technique

Bread

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits