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Plaque with image of a lion

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Once part of an elaborately decorated horse harness, this is one of a group of plaques showing a bounding lion in raised relief. All were originally gilded.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. North), Pyramid 16. 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. North, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

15.5 x 1.5 cm (6 1/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.17096

Medium or Technique

Gilded silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related