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Relief with three men playing a board game

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This relief shows three men seated around a gaming table. The bearded man on the left watches the checkers or chips; the bearded man on the right is moving one in front of him; and the man in the center holds a stack in his left hand, the right hand raised in the Late Antique gesture of victory,...

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By 1970: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., May 13, 1970.

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 225

Place of Manufacture

Palmyra, Syria

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 406; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 117 (additional published references).


Height x width: 46.3 x 54 cm (18 1/4 x 21 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World