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Gaming die

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This is one of nine ivory dice of various sizes from a game. The numbers on each face are indicated by incised circles with central dots, which in this case are irregularly spaced. For the complete group see objects 05.115-05.123.

Provenance

From Sinai. 1905: Egypt Exploration Fund Collection; given by the Egypt Exploration Fund to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 1, 1905)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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

Findspot

Sinai, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 0.7 x 1.3 cm (1/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

05.120

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational