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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).


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.


Giza, Egypt

Object Place

Giza, Egypt


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World