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Rectangular horse harness plaque with figure of lion, bounding right; abraded. Gilt Silver with bronze back-plate.


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


Legacy dimension: H. 3 W. 3.2 TH. 1.8 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gilt silver


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Animal-related