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Gaming die

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This gaming die is of characteristic cube shape. Numbers on each respective face are indicatd by incised circles with central dots. Spacing of the circles is somewhat uneven. Surfaces are somewhat scratched and worn.

Provenance

From Behnesa. 1903: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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

Findspot

Behnesa, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm (3/8 x 3/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.1813

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational