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Fragment of bread mould with potmark

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, El-Kab

Dimensions

Overall: 15.4 x 15.6 cm (6 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

97.1046

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Fragment of “flower pot” shaped bread mould. Coarse Nile silt clay with light slip. Surface cracked. Wet incised potmark in shape of vertical line with loop at upper end on exterior.

Provenance

From Elkab. 1897, excavated by J. E. Quibell for the Egyptian Research Account , assigned to the Egyptian Research Account in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the ERA in response for contributions.

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription