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Votive loaf of bread

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Pottery votive loaf of bread. It is made of light red clay. A single coil of clay has been folded over. It looks like two fingers or legs. It is complete, and in good condition.

Provenance

From Abydos Temple, Altar of Khufu. [Osiris temple?] See EEF 1903 pamphlet catalogue with shipping lists for full description of "altar". 1903: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu, 2551–2528 B.C.

Findspot

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 7 x 3.7 cm (2 3/4 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1739

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

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