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Conical loaf of bread

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Conical loaf of bread, broken off at wide end, made of coarsly ground grain, perhaps rye, with a purplish tinge due to the presence of small, reddish seeds.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (?), 1550–1295 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 16 x 5.5 cm (6 5/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4757c

Medium or Technique

Bread

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains