Base for four model bread loaves (one attached)

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


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht)

Dimensions

Length: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.901e

Medium or Technique

Alabaster and wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

The tomb of Djehutynakht contained several sets of model offerings made of travertine and designed to fit on wooden bases. When excavated, this base still had one of four model bread loaves attached (the other three are: 21.901a-c).

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