Informative statue

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Informative statue
Informative Statue NH Icon.png
The informative statue in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Real-world counterpart
Rosetta Stone
Year 196 BC
Artist Unknown
Main appearances

Name in other languages
 단서가 되는 조각
 Tablette édifiante
 Tablette édifiante
 Piedra políglota
 Piedra políglota
 Pietra informativa
 Образовательная статуя
 Taalkundig standbeeld

The informative statue is a statue in Animal Crossing: New Horizons introduced in the 1.2.0 April Free Update. It is based on the Rosetta Stone.

Art details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

Main article: Item:Informative statue (New Horizons)
See also: Item:Informative statue (fake) (New Horizons)

Real artwork

Informative statue


Informative statue

Rosetta Stone
Artist Unknown, 196 BCE

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  4,980 Bells
Sell Price  1,245 Bells[nb 1]
Obtain from  Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler
Authenticity In the forgery, the Rosetta Stone is colored blue and glows in the night. If the Rosetta Stone is colored in dull gray, it is genuine.
Furniture Size 1.0 x 1.0
  1. Cannot be sold if it is a forgery.


  • The fake informative statue may be a possible reference to the software company Rosetta Stone Inc., which uses a blue logo.

Real-world information[edit]

Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone is 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.