Plaque in the form of a bound prisoner

Nubian
Meroitic Period
1–100


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, Temple of Amun, B551, "Meroitic Kiosk"

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 9.4 x 6.8 x 0.3 cm (3 11/16 x 2 11/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.1791

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Small bronze plaque in the shape of a bound prisoner; pierced with a square nail. Engraved with details of dress and Meroitic inscription. The plaque is likely to have been attached to a footstool or throne base.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, Temple of Amun, B 501/Found in the "Meroitic Kiosk". 1920: 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; 1924: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition