Gaming Piece

1969.112.1

On display

Hemispherical ivory gaming piece from a board game discovered in the tomb of Uadji. The museum has the two types of 26 pieces played on a board with 2 rows of 13 squares, and dice sticks. Cracked in several places and one broken off section has been mended back in place. gaming pieces Found in tomb 3504 during Professor Emery's excavations at Saqqara for the Egypt Exploration Society. Marked by the excavator ink in Arabic numbers 3504 that have now faded.