Horse harness ornament

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Amanikhatashan
A.D. 62–85


Dimensions

Height: 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1058

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

Silver horse bridle ornament. Lion’s head in high repoussé relief. Three holes for attachment to flat surface. Nose crushed. Slightly corroded. The lion represented Apedemak the lion-headed god of war of Meroe. See 24.1057-1064.

Provenance

From Meroe, Pyramid Beg. N. 18. 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