Model food offering
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Djedkare Isesi
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 4733 E
Length x Width x thickness: 4.3 x 1.0 x 0.4 cm (1 11/16 x 3/8 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
Late Old Kingdom tombs at Giza featured groups of model food offerings. This is a model of a loaf of bread in the form of a flat, elongated oval. It accompanied a wide selection of other offerings in the form of food and beverages.
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 government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition