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Applique in the form of a lion's head

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These gilded silver plaque is one of a set of six that once formed part of an elaborately decorated horse harness.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. N), pyramid 16 (tomb of Aryesbokhe). 1921: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Aryesbokhe, A.D. 215–225

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. N), Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.17066

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related