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Model bread loaf

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The tomb of Djehutynakht contained several sets of model offerings made of travertine and designed to fit on wooden bases. This model represents a conical loaf of bread. There are plaster remnants at the lower body where it was attached to its base (21.901e).

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty, 2010–1961 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.901a

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects