Game pieces

Egyptian
New Kingdom, early Dynasty 18
1539–1458 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 491

Dimensions

Conical pieces-height: 2.3 cm-2.8 cm Spool-shaped pieces-height: 1.3 cm-1.6 cm

Accession Number

11.3097a-k

Medium or Technique

Faïence and wood

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

Game pieces, seven of conical shape with ball tops and four of spool type, for Senet.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 491. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: December 7, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition