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Horse trappings

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Natakamani
0–A.D. 20


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Begarawiyah North 5

Dimensions

See description for various measurements.

Accession Number

21.12443.2

Medium or Technique

Bronze, white paste

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

Bronze fittings from a yoke or harness fitting of bronze on wood, presumably for attaching two animals to the pole of a vehicle. Bar of wood partially sheathed in bronze which is filled in places with plaster. Bronze knob rising at either end. Central element on which fitted a bronze fork. Four large rings ornamented with representations of shrimp or crawfish and two smaller rings ornamented with snake beads. Original object of unknown length. 71cm from knob to knob as found, but certainly longer when intact.

Bronze-
L: 10.0cm
L: 9.0cm

Four rings-
L: 10.0cm
W: 7.0cm

Two rings-
L: 7.5cm
L: 4.5cm

Stirrup-
L: 9.5cm
L: 11.0cm

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. North 5. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition