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The charging lion was fastened to a horizontally running leather strap. Known from battle scenes as early as the New Kingdom, the lion was often shown running alongside the king as he raced to war in his chariot. (Sudan catalogue) Silver. Rectangular plaque. Repoussé relief lion bounding to...

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Provenance

From Meroe, Pyramid Beg. N. 18. 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 Aryesbokhe, A.D. 215–225

Object Place for Label

Meroe, Nubia, Sudan

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 3 x 3.2 x 1.8 cm (1 3/16 x 1 1/4 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1061

Medium or Technique

Gilded silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related