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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Afghan
Title:Fragment of a gaming die
Date Made:1st-3rd century CE
Materials:Ivory
Place Made:Asia; Afghanistan
Measurements:Overall: 1 5/8 x 5/8 x 11/16 in; 4.1 x 1.6 x 1.7 cm
Accession Number:  MH 2021.5.87
Credit Line:Gift of Julie Dupree Gill (Class of 1977) from the Dupree Collection
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
May begaming die made of ivory. However, it is broken and only shows about one-third of the die. One side depicts two concentric circle while the other depicts only one. These were most likely manufactured in a mold. Under a UV light, one is able to see the purple paint that one filled the circles.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; games; circles

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