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Ivory plaque

Nubian
Napatan Period
750–270 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid LIII stairway

Dimensions

Overall: 6.9 x 5.9 cm (2 11/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.698

Medium or Technique

Carved ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Rectangular plaque with incised decoration of a rooster standing on a lotus flower facing to right; two other lotus flowers; discolored. See other pieces 18-1-467(a-e) and also 20.697

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Found in Pyramid LIII at Nuri stairway, January 1918: 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