Gaming die

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


Findspot: Sinai, Egypt

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

05.117

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

This is one of nine ivory dice of various sizes from a game. The numbers on each face are indicated by incised circles with central dots, which in the case of this example are quite irregularly spaced.

For the complete group see objects 05.115-05.123.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription