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Silver horse trappings

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Silver. Rectangular plaque. In repoussé, group of hieroglyphs; "Ankh", "Was" and "Neb". Corroded. See 24.1057-1064. Originally affixed to leather strap.

Provenance

From Meroe, Pyramid Beg. N. 16. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924, 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 King Amanitaraqide, 40–A.D. 50

Object Place for Label

Meroe, Nubia, Sudan

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.6 x 2.8 cm (1 7/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.1060

Medium or Technique

Gilded silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related