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Board for the game of pegs and holes

This board was used for an immensely popular game enjoyed from Egypt to Iran. Played with pegs, the game seems to have been a race in which the opposing pieces, by counts of dice, were moved down the inner rows of holes and up the outer rows on their respective sides. The first player to reach...

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By 1996: with Oceanside Ancient Art, 1001 Fifth Avenue, #7A, New York, NY 10028; 1996: purchased by the MFA from Oceanide Ancient Art, 22 May 1996.

Credit Line

Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund

Near Eastern, Levantine, Middle Bronze Age, about 2000–1500 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Limestone; reproduction pegs


The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Recreational