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Loaf of Bread



Triangular-shaped Loaf of Bread


First Intermediate Period, Dynasty XI, reign of Mentuhotep II

(c. 2008-1957 B.C.E.)
Wheat flour and other ingredients
Deir el Bahari, foundation deposit from Mentuhotep II's mortuary temple
9 x 1 1/2 inches (23 cm x 4 cm)

Inv. no.: 1981.1.14

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