Model bread loaf

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Djedkare Isesi
2415–2371 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Giza; Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 4733 E

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.2 x 2.5 cm (1 1/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

21.2832

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

Model food offering in the shape of a conical loaf. See also 14.1226 which is twelve of 15 model cones, possibly representing conical loaves. Two are accessioned as 21.2831 and 21.2832.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 4733 E. February, 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1921: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition