Gaming die

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D. 364


Findspot: Egypt, Behnesa

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm (3/8 x 3/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.1812

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

This ivory gaming piece is of characteristically cube shape. Numbers on each respective face are indicatd by incised circles with central dots.

Provenance

From Behnesa. 1903: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription