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.


Start collecting

Front and two side pieces (sawed in half). Front: Two warriors or heroes walking in a field of spiral flowers, followed by enormous bird with two collars. Flowers around, guilloche and fillets borders. Sides: palm tree and Horns of Consecration, in facade-tiers. Colors: red, green, brown on...

Show Full Description


1956: said to have been found in Central Greece in the region of Tanagra when a new military airfield was being constructed; by 1963: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, February 12, 1964

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Early Aegean, Helladic, Bronze Age, Late Helladic IIIB-C, about 1200 B.C.


49 x 89 x 27.4 cm (19 5/16 x 35 1/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi