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Conical playing piece, in dark gray faience with a matte finish and traces of green.

Provenance

From Egypt, Tell Amarna. 1891-2: excavated by Petrie; By 1936: University College Collection, London; 1936: Given by the Univeristy College of London to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of University College, London

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Tell el Amarna, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 2 x 1.3 cm (13/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

36.931

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational