Near Eastern, Levantine, Syro-Phoenician
Overall: 4.8 x 12.3 cm (1 7/8 x 4 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Egyptian-style plaque. Symmetrical composition cut to receive inlay. In center: Djed pillar surmounted by double ostrich feather and solar disk. Rearing cobras and vultures flank the pillar. Ends beveled.
From Fort Shalmaneser in Nimrud, Room S.W. 37. By 1965: excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; 1965: Purchased from the British School of Archaeology by the MFA, 22 September 1965.
Helen and Alice Colburn Fund