Gaming piece

Egyptian
Predynastic to Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 2
Naqada I to 2750–2649 B.C., or earlier


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, M/685

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.3736

Medium or Technique

Diorite(?)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

This small stone (possibly diorite) ball is thought to be a gaming piece. It has black and white mottling. It is complete and in good condition.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 685 [M/685]. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt in the division of finds. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition