Meroitic Period, reign of Amanikhatashan
Length: 4.4 cm (1 3/4 in.)
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This rectangular bronze horse bridle ornament is decorated in repoussé relief with a figure of a lion bounding to left, symbolizing Apedemak, the lion-headed war god of Meroe.
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