This rectangular bronze horse bridle ornament is decorated in repoussé relief with a figure of a lion bounding to left, symbolizing Apedemak, the lion-headed war god of Meroe.
From Meroe, Pyramid Beg. N. 18 (tomb of Queen Amanikhatashan). 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. (Accession date: March 23, 1924)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition