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Ivory plaque

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

Nubian, Napatan Period, 750–270 B.C.

Findspot

Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.698

Medium or Technique

Carved ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects