Date Made/Found: 1550-1069 BC
Material and Medium: bread
Dimensions: Overall: 75 x 50mm (2 15/16 x 1 15/16in.)
Place Object Found:
Accession Number: J1939.59
This strange-looking objects is a fragment of bread from a tomb at Thebes (Luxor), in Egypt. It was excavated by Sir Robert Mond (1867-1938), who was a British chemist, archaeologist and president of the Egypt Exploration Society. He bequeathed his collection to the British Museum which then distributed some of it to other museums, including Sheffield City Museum.
Text courtesy of Joann Fletcher.