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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Gaming pieces
Date Made:100 CE-300 CE (Roman period, 30 BCE-395 CE)
Type:Toy
Materials:Ivory
Place Made:Africa; Asia; Egypt
Measurements:Overall: 5/8 in x 5/8 in x 5/8 in; 1.6 cm x 1.6 cm x 1.6 cm; Overall: 5/16 in x 3 in x 3/8 in; .8 cm x 7.6 cm x 1 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.16a-b.A.M
Credit Line:Purchase with Acquisition Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
(a) Cube-shaped die is marked on six sides with concentric circles in counts from one through six; (b) gaming stick (a stretched-out cube) is marked on four long sides with concentric circles counting 1, 2, 3, and 10.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; leisure; games; toys

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