Conical loaf of bread

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (?)
1550–1295 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 16 x 5.5 cm (6 5/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4757c

Medium or Technique

Bread

Out on Loan

On display at Albany Institute of History and Art, since September 23, 2001

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way