Gaming die

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


Findspot: Egypt, Sinai

Dimensions

Height x width: 0.7 x 1.3 cm (1/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

05.116

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

This ivory gaming die is one of nine dice of various sizes from a game. The numbers on each face are indicated by incised circles with central dots.

Provenance

From Sinai. By 1905: in the Egypt Exploration Fund Collection; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund. (October 1, 1905)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription