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Twelve plaques

a.1-a.2: two cows facing right (a.1 accessioned as 20.697) a.3-a.4: two cows facing left (b.1 accessioned as 20.698) b.1-b.2: 2 cocks on lotus flower c.1-c.2: 2-4 hieroglyphics d.1-d.2: 2 sacred eyes e.1-e.2: 2 cocks on lotus flower. See other pieces 20.697 and 20.698

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)

Dimensions

Overall: 6.2 x 8.2 cm (2 7/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

18-1-467

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown