Long rectangular die



Accession Number
W517
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Games case
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Game, Dice/astragal
Material
Animal products (Bone)
Provenance
Egypt, Cairo, Old Cairo
Measurements
Length: 53mm | Height: 10mm | Depth: 10mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

A long rectangular bone die. See Petrie Museum example UC59198 for a similar die, probably of Roman date.

Bibliography

Price, Frederick George Hilton 1897–1908. A catalogue of the Egyptian antiquities in the possession of F. G. Hilton Price, 2 vols. London: Quaritch. [vol. 1, p. 355] WMF Petrie 'Objects of Daily Use' 1927 p5, pl. 49 no 231 and Berman, L.M. 1999 'Catalogue of Egyptian Art Cleveland Museum of Art"" p 500.

Wellcome Number
A195138
Other Identity
F.480 (Old Hilton Price number, written on the side in black ink) | 2978 (Hilton Price number)
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 12–14, 17–21 Jul 1911, Lot 1399 | Sotheby & Co.: 03–04 Mar 1931, Lot 51
Previous Owners
Frederick George Hilton Price (1842–1909) | 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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