Hellenistic Period, Ptolemaic Dynasty
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Athens; Findspot: Egypt, Giza
Diameter: 2.35 cm (15/16 in.)/ Weight: 16.60 grams
Medium or Technique
Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)
Obv. Head of Athena to right wearing round earring and Attic helmet (crest mostly missing) adorned with a flower and three olive leaves. Eye not quite in profile. Lips poorly done. Rev. [inscription] Owl to right with wings folded. Olive branch and crescent in field. Round depression to right of owl.
From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple 1911: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 2, 1911)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition