Gaming die

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period, Ptolemaic Dynasty–Roman Impe
332 B.C.–A.D. 364


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Width x length: 2.3 x 2.4 cm (7/8 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.656

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

This roughly cubic gaming piece is in severely worn and battered condition. There are not indications of surface color or glaze. The numbers are indicated by holes that may have been filled with black.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription