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Triangular loaf, complete with restored band in center.


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)

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Recieved from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, by exchange

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


Thebes, Egypt


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits