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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


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.


Nuri, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carved ivory


The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects