User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Seal amulet with a human-headed back and a griffin on the base

Pottery; light brown glaze with tinge of green; face in relief on top; lower side flat with incised animal; hole through top. From Naucratis.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Scarab Factory. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26–30,

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Accession Number

88.873

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals