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MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Weapons, Shields and Armor (HS 9-11 11/30/18)

Iron shields, swords, and axes are more than armaments; they are powerful symbols of prestige and authority. These artifacts are intricately adorned with abstract geometric patterns, figurative elements, and copper accents, all of which are intended to increase the status of the object’s owner. We will take a closer look at some of these objects of war found at the MFA