Informative Statue

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Informative Statue
Rosetta Stone.jpg
Real-world counterpart
Rosetta Stone
Year Unknown
Artist Unknown
Main appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese てがかりのちょうこく
Simplified Chinese 线索的雕塑
French Tablette édifiante
Spanish Piedra políglota
Italian Pietra informativa
Russian Образовательная статуя

Korean 단서가 되는 조각
Traditional Chinese 線索的雕塑
Quebec French Tablette édifiante
Latin American Spanish Piedra políglota
German Hinweisskulptur
Dutch Taalkundig standbeeld

The Informative Statue is a sculpture first introduced in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Unlike most other sculpture items, it is not based on a traditional work of art, but rather on the Rosetta Stone, a fragment of a decree written in Memphis, Egypt, in 196 BC on the behalf of King Ptolemy V. The stone garnered fame in the western world upon its 1799 discovery by French soldier Pierre-François Bouchard during the Napoleonic campaign in Egypt: because the fragment contained versions of the same text in Egyptian hieroglyphs, Demotic script, and ancient Greek script with only minor differences between the three, it became a vital tool for western anthropologists in deciphering the previously enigmatic hieroglyphs. While three additional fragments of the original decree were found in the ensuing centuries, the Rosetta Stone remains the most famous, and as such serves as the basis for the Informative Statue in New Horizons. It is called a statue in the game, despite not actually being a statue.

Art details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

Informative Statue
Rosetta Stone
Artist Unknown, 196 BCE

Fake Informative Statue
Informative Statue

Description A stone slab found in Rosetta, Egypt in 1799. Helped efforts to decipher ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Almost identical text is written in hieroglyphs at the top, then Demotic script, and lastly Greek script.
Buy Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4980 Bells
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1245 Bells[nb 1]
Obtain from Redd NH Character Icon.png Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler
Authenticity Unknown
Furniture Size 1.0 x 1.0
  1. Cannot be sold if it is a forgery.


The Informative Statue is one of the most conspicuously identifiable pieces of art in New Horizons: while legitimate pieces are black in reflection of the real Rosetta Stone, forgeries are a vivid neon blue (which may be a possible reference to the software company Rosetta Stone Inc., who use a blue logo). The forgeries glow at night.