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Model bread loaf

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Model food offering in the shape of a conical loaf. See also 14.1226 which is twelve of 15 model cones, possibly representing conical loaves. Two are accessioned as 21.2831 and 21.2832. A total of 14 (found).

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 4733 E. February, 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Djedkare Isesi, 2415–2371 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Object Place

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.2 x 2.5 cm (1 1/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

21.2832

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models