The Prophet Joel
Syria or Palestine, 7th or 8th century
The Louvre, Paris
The Book of Joel begins with a call to "all ye that inhabit the land," and the figure in the ivory appears to be making that call. I have not been able to identify the phrase on the scroll.
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Photographed at the Louvre by Claire Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. Dating, provenance, and medium: museum label.