Gaming die

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


Findspot: Egypt, Behnesa

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

03.1813

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

This gaming die is of characteristic cube shape. Numbers on each respective face are indicatd by incised circles with central dots. Spacing of the circles is somewhat uneven. Surfaces are somewhat scratched and worn.

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