Plume holder from a horse's bridle

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Sudan, Meroe, Pyramid Beg. W. 24

Dimensions

Height: 16.5 cm

Accession Number

24.877

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

Bronze plume holder in the form of papyrus flower surmounted by a falcon wearing the double crown. Below is rectangular socket.

Provenance

From Meroe, Pyramid Beg. W 24. 1922: 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: January 1, 1922)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition