Meroitic Period, reign of Amanikhatashan
Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Pyramid Beg. N. 18 (Queen Amanikhatashan?)
Height: 4.8 cm
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This silver plaque is decorated with a striding figure of a deity in repoussé relief with a bow and upraised arm, (a characteristically war-like pose), crowned with a solar disc and horns. It was once sewn on an elaborate bridle for a royal horse.
From Meroe, Pyramid Beg. N. 18 (tomb of Queen Amanikhatashan). 1921: 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: March 23, 1924)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition