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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. This example is heavily worn to an almost smooth polished surface on several faces. For the complete group see objects 05.115-05.123.


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

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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


Sinai, Egypt


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Recreational