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Plume holder for a horse's bridle

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Gold horse trappings; falcon's head with disc and uraeus on a papyrus capital.

Provenance

From el-Kurru: horse grave 219, debris. 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 unknown)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani, 664–653 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. as restored: 0.138

Accession Number

23.877

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related