Model cylindrical-shaped object - 907.18.751_1


Model cylindrical-shaped object

Medium:Wood, carved and painted
Geography: Excavated at Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 2055-2004 BC
Period: Reign of Mentuhotep II, 11th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom
3.8 × 2.1 cm
Object number: 907.18.751
Not on view
DescriptionPart of a wooden tomb model of a type popular in undecorated tombs during the First Intermediate Period and Middle Kingdom.  Possibly part of a bakery scene representing a pile of fancy breads, looking a bit like bagels. Presumably meant to be stood vertically, this cylindrical object has traces of some sort of glue on one side. It is hollow with a round piercing c. 1 cm wide.  Five horizontal carved grooves divide the outer surface into six relatively equal rings (4-6 mm in width). Traces of white gesso appear all over the outer surface, also marked by holes and damage.
Object History: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society, 1907-1910
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