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Game pieces, seven of conical shape with ball tops and four of spool type, for Senet.

Provenance

From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave Z491. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 7, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, early Dynasty 18, 1539–1458 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt

Dimensions

Conical pieces-height: 2.3 cm-2.8 cm Spool-shaped pieces-height: 1.3 cm-1.6 cm

Accession Number

11.3097a-k

Medium or Technique

Faïence and wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational