Conical loaf of bread
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (?)
Height x diameter: 16 x 5.5 cm (6 5/16 x 2 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Out on Loan
On display at Albany Institute of History and Art, since September 23, 2001
Conical loaf of bread, broken off at wide end, made of coarsly ground grain, perhaps rye, with a purplish tinge due to the presence of small, reddish seeds.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way