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Fragment of cloth from a horse harness

This small piece of well-preserved, coarsely-woven cloth was found among the remains of an elaborate gilded silver and bronze horse harness.


From Beg. North, Pyramid 16. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Aryesbokhe, A.D. 215–225


Beg. North, Nubia (Sudan)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Animal-related