Bread Mold

Egyptian Maker
New Kingdom, ca. 1550-1069 BC Date:
Ceramic Medium
8 H x 2 ¼ W Dimensions
Purchased from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Provenance
Albany Institute of History & Art Purchase Credit
1958.7.1 Accession number
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.
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