Gaming die

Egyptian
Late Period to Roman Imperial Period
760 B.C.–A.D. 364


Findspot: Egypt, Tell Nabasha

Dimensions

Height x width: 2 x 1.9 cm (13/16 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

87.674

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

This gaming die is roughly square and worn. The points are represented by holes and colored with black pigment.

Provenance

From Tell Nabasha. 1886, excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887. (Accession date: June 1, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription