Plaque with image of a lion
Meroitic Period, reign of Aryesbokhe
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. North, Pyramid XVI
15.5 x 1.5 cm (6 1/8 x 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Once part of an elaborately decorated horse harness, this is one of a group of plaques showing a bounding lion in raised relief. All were originally gilded.
From Meroe (Beg. North), Pyramid 16. 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition