Meroitic Period, reign of Natakamani
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Begarawiyah North 5
See description for various measurements.
Medium or Technique
Bronze, white paste
Not On View
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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition