Bread Mold

Date: New Kingdom, ca. 1550-1069 BC
Maker: Egyptian
Medium: Ceramic
Dimensions: 8 H x 2 ¼ W
Provenance: Purchased from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Credit: Albany Institute of History & Art Purchase
Accession Number: 1958.7.1
Although Egyptians baked bread in a variety of shapes (triangle, ovoid, bell-shaped), the conical loaves of emmer wheat bread seem to have been among the most common. This conical bread mold was excavated at Deir El-Bahri by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1930-1931.