Silver horse trappings

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Aryesbokhe
A.D. 215–225


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 3 x 3.2 x 1.8 cm (1 3/16 x 1 1/4 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1061

Medium or Technique

Gilded silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

The charging lion was fastened to a horizontally running leather strap. Known from battle scenes as early as the New Kingdom, the lion was often shown running alongside the king as he raced to war in his chariot. (Sudan catalogue)
Silver. Rectangular plaque. Repoussé relief lion bounding to left. Corroded, about complete. See 24.1057-1064. (Card)

Provenance

From Meroe, Pyramid Beg. N. 18. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924, assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition