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.

Palmette pendant

Start collecting

Pendant of molded blue faience in the shape of a palm frond with radiating leaves; originally with a loop for stringing.

Provenance

From Egypt. By 1978: Mrs. Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer December 1, 1978.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, New Kingdom or later, 1550–30 B.C.

Object Place

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 2.6 x 2.0 x 1.0 cm (1 x 13/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1978.538

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants