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.

Pendant of a man

Start collecting

Ivory pendant of bearded man with stylized, somewhat schematic features. Eyes rendered by incised circles with central dots. Lower portion triangular with hole drilled in bottom for attachment or suspension.


Said to be from Basilea. 1903: Purchased for the MFA at Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1392-03.1394, 03.1470, 03.1683, 03.1698-13.1700) for £3. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Badarian to Naqada III, 4500–2960 B.C.


Length x Width x Depth: 3.5 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm (1 3/8 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants