Horse harness ornament
Meroitic Period, reign of Amanikhatashan
Height: 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition