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The god Arensnuphis with tall plumed crown holds a bow, wears a quiver over his shoulder, and swings a mace in his upraised right hand. The wide, striding pose recalls the canonical scene of the king smiting his enemies. Bronze bells with representations of bound enemies accompanied the gilded...

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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 Aryesbokhe, A.D. 215–225

Object Place for Label

Meroe, Nubia, Sudan

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan


Height x width x depth: 4.8 x 3.0 x 0.3 cm (1 7/8 x 1 3/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilded silver


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Animal-related