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.

Pectoral

Start collecting

Composed of baseplates made of hammered silver sheet, with soldered and gilded silver cloisons (partitions) inlaid with carnelian and glass, this sumptuous pectoral was fit for a king. It takes the form of a vulture with outstretched wings representing the tutelary goddess of Upper Egypt,...

Show Full Description

Provenance

Probably from Thebes. 1858: acquired at a village near Thebes, Egypt by George Alfred Stone, Roxbury, MA; 1873: sold by Mr. Stone's widow to John W. Garrett; given by Mr. Garret to Lafayette College, Easton, PA; c. 1979: stolen from Lafayette College library; by 1980:Pennsylvania private collection; consigned to Sotheby Parke Bernet for sale, December, 1980 (not sold); 1981: purchased by the MFA from Mr. Granger through Sotheby Parke Bernet, June 10, 1981; 1992: title transferred from Lafayette College to MFA as through agreement reached in April 1992. Ex Collection Lafayette College 1890-1981. (Accession Date: June 10, 1981)

Credit Line

Egyptian Special Purchase Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, Florence E. and Horace L. Mayer Fund

Egyptian, Second Intermediate Period, Dynasty 13–17, 1783–1550 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 11.2 x 36.5 x 0.5 cm (4 7/16 x 14 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1981.159

Medium or Technique

Gold and silver with inlays of carnelian and glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants