Bone die



Accession Number
W514
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Games case
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Game, Dice/astragal
Material
Stone/minerals (Steatite)
Measurements
Length: 8mm | Height: 8mm | Width: 8mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

A die made of steatite. The common arrangement of pips is adhered to. It was purchased by Wellcome from the MacGregor collection.

Wellcome Number
A15598
Other Identity
1567 (MacGregor number on printed label attached to the object)
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 26 Jun–06 Jul 1922, Lot 671
Previous Owners
Rev. William MacGregor (1848–1937) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 19 Sep 2021

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