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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Model Bread Loaves
Date Made:2498-2345 BCE (Dynasties 5-6)
Type:Religious
Materials:Limestone, covered with light brown slip which has partially worn away
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:Diam: 2 3/8 in.; 6 cm. Height: 3/8 in.; 1.1 cm. ; Diam: 2 5/8 in; 6.6 cm. Height: 1/2 in.; 1.2 cm. ; Diam: 2 7/8 in.; 7.5 cm. Height 3/8 in.; 1 cm.
Accession Number:  MH 2000.300.INV
Credit Line:Lent by Madeline Eskesen (Class of 1939) in October 1937
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Disks representing small, flat bread loaf (pita bread). Such models of food items were deposited in tombs as offerings for the nourishment of the deceased in the afterlife.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; deaths; tombs; afterlife; religion; rituals; ceremonies; food; bread

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