Plume holder for a horse's bridle

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani
664–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Ku 219 debris.

Dimensions

Height x width: 13.8 x 3.2 cm (5 7/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

23.877

Medium or Technique

Gilded silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

Gold horse trappings; falcon’s head with disc and uraeus on a papyrus capital.

Provenance

From el-Kurru: horse grave 219, debris. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition