Plaques

Nubian
Meroitic Period
A.D. 62–85


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. N 18

Dimensions

a)Height x width: 4.1 x 3.1 (b) 4.7 x 2.8 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/8 in.) (c)4.3 x 2.9

Accession Number

21.12415

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Two similar plaques of silver, one with design as 21-3-660, incomplete; the other showing a king wearing Amun rams horn crown and flourishing a bow and mace(?). A third plaque silver (?) too decayed to give design, and two fragments.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. N. 18, 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition