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Plume holder from a horse's bridle

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Bronze plume holder in the form of papyrus flower surmounted by a falcon wearing the double crown. Below is rectangular socket.

Provenance

From Meroe, Pyramid Beg. W 24. 1922: 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: January 1, 1922)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period,

Findspot

Meroe, Sudan

Dimensions

Height: 16.5 cm

Accession Number

24.877

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related