Applique with incised hieroglyphic text
Meroitic Period, reign of Aryesbokhe
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. N), Pyramid 16
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This silver plaque once formed part of an elaborately decorated horse harness. It is decorated with raised relief hieroglyphs reading “ankh-was-neb”, “All life and dominion.”
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition