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Ivory plaque

Rectangular plaque with incised figure of a cow walking to right; broken and fragments missing; discolored. See also 18-1-467(a-e) and 22.698.


Found in Pyramid LIII at Nuri. 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

Nubian, Napatan Period,


Nuri, Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carved ivory


The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects