Bread mold

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 5380, in filling of mastaba

Dimensions

Overall: 17.5 x 22 cm (6 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

12-10-70

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: coarse red-brownware
Vessel type: bowl 
Profile: concave
Rim type: angled, everted
Base: concave to an uneven point; blackened; heavily eroded
Surface Condition: interior white slip; eroded, particularly at rim and base
Vessel Condition: complete, except for missing portions of rim
Decoration:
Other: white inclusions in clay, including one small white shell

Provenance

From Giza, G 5380, in filling of mastaba. 19?: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition