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Plaque fragment

Fragment of bronze plaque with silver lion in relief, facing left; half only preserved (tail over back); two piereced holes, one in each corner.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. N.), Tomb 19. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Tarekeniwal, A.D. 155–170

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. N.), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length x width x height: 2.6 x 2.4 x 0.5 cm (1 x 15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12309

Medium or Technique

Bronze with silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments