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Applique in the form of a lion's head

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This silver plaque in the form of a lion's head was one of a pair that once formed part of an elaborately decorated horse harness. It's mate is MFA 21.1815.

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

21.17071

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related