Game Box & Pieces

Game box, spinning die, and playing pieces
Egyptian New Kingdom, early Dynasty 18, 1539–1425 B.C.E., from Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave Z491
Ivory, faience, and wood; Box size: H x W x L: 7.6 x 11.1 x 35.2 cm (3 x 4 3/8 x 13 7/8 in.)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition 1911, MFA #11.3095, MFA #11.3096, MFA #11.3097a-k
Photo ©Joan Ann Lansberry, 2014
"The top of the box is divided into thirty squares arranged in three parallet rows of ten squares each in the typical arrangement for the Egyptiana game Senet. The box was originally inlaid on all sides with faience tiles. The wood of the original, badly decayed, has been restored in this example." (From info card)