Horse trappings

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka
712–698 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), El-Kurru, Horse grave Ku 201

Dimensions

Height x length: 40 x 40 cm (15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.10560

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

Blue-green faience horse trappings composed of Hathor heads, jasmine pendants, ball beads and cartouches strung in a net.

Provenance

From El-Kurru, horse grave, Ku 201.1919: 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.
(Accession date: December 31, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition