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Artifact Identification Die   (1914.05.0164)
  1. Recreational Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Game Equipment
  4. :
  5. N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 2nd - 6th century
Culture Egyptian
Location On Exhibitin the Egypt exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 0.7 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 0.7 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 0.6 cm
Weight 1 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Animal--Tooth--Ivory
Manufacturing Processes Carved
Munsell Color Information Pale Yellow (2.5 Y 8.5/4) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

"Like catalogue number 142, these roughly cubical dice, two large and two small, are incised with dotted circles to mark the value of each surface. See Martin, pp. 42-43, fig. 59; Stryzgowski, pl. XX, 8944; and Petrie, 1927, pl. XLIX for similar examples."--Eunice Dauterman Maguire, Henry Maguire and Maggie J. Duncan-Flowers, Art and Holy Powers in the Early Christian House (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989), 227.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

James, T.G.H. Excavating in Egypt: The Egypt Exploration Society 1882-1982. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982. The British Museum. Antinoupolis at the British Museum Online Catalog. https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/research_projects/all_current_projects/antinoupolis.aspx Griffith Institute Archives, University of Oxford. John de Monins Johnson photographic negatives. http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/gri/4johnson.html Maguire, Eunice Dauterman, Henry Maguire and Maggie J. Duncan-Flowers. Art and Holy Powers in the Early Christian House. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Egypt Exploration Society
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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