Model food offering

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Djedkare Isesi
2381–2353 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 4733 E

Dimensions

Length x Width x thickness: 4.3 x 1.0 x 0.4 cm (1 11/16 x 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.2834

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

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.

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 government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition