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Flat circular basketry dish of woven palm leaf, with two loaves of unleavened bread. One piece of bread has hand imprints on both sides of the loaf, probably left by the baker.
Diameter: 12.70 - 15.90 centimetres (loaves)
Diameter: 18.40 centimetres (dish)
- Curator's comments
G. Hart, Egyewitness Guides: Ancient Egypt, 1990, p.48.
For a range of such platters from Deir el-Medina, see Gourlay, Les sparteries de Deir el-Medineh (DFIFAO 17, 1981), esp. pls.8-9.
J.H. Taylor & D. Antoine, Ancient Lives New Discoveries, London 2014, p. 41
- On display (G61/dc2/sD)
- Exhibition history
Hand print bread Exhibited:
2014-15 22 May to 19 April, London, British Museum, 'Ancient Lives, New Discoveries'
2016-2017 10 Oct-30 Apr, Sydney, Powerhouse Museum, Ancient Lives
2017 16 Jun-18 Oct, Hong Kong Science Museum, Ancient Lives
2017-2018 14 Nov-20 Feb, Taiwan, National Palace Museum, Ancient Lives
2018 16 Mar-22 Jul, Brisbane, Queensland Museum of Art, Ancient Lives
2019-2020 14 Sept- 28 Jun, Montreal, Museum of Fine Arts, Ancient Lives EXTENDED DUE TO COVID19
2020-2021, 19 Sept - 21 Mar, Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, Ancient Lives
2021-2022 9 Oct - 10 Jan, Tokyo, Museum of Science and Nature, Mummies of Ancient Egypt: rediscovering six lives (Egyptian Mummies 2)
2022 5 Feb- 8 May, Kobe City Museum, Mummies of Ancient Egypt: rediscovering six lives (Egyptian Mummies 2)
2022 14 Jul - 26 Oct, Madrid, CaixaForum, Mummies of Ancient Egypt: rediscovering six lives (Egyptian Mummies 2)
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- Egypt and Sudan
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