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.

Statuette of a man holding a naos

Start collecting

Statuette of priest with realistic head, eyes inlaid, wearing robe draped under arms and crossed over at front of chest. Left foot forward. He holds a portable shrine before him with both hands. Shrine is empty. On base.


Said to be from Hermopolis Magna. By 1965: Ernst E. Kofler Collection; 1965: Purchased from Ernst E. Kofler by the MFA. (Accession Date: September 22, 1965)

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 27, 525–404 B.C.


Height x width x length: 40.5 x 12 x 27 cm (15 15/16 x 4 3/4 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World