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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.


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


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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze with silver


The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Fragments