Game piece, lion's head - ROM2016_15340_5

ROM2016_15340_5

Game piece, lion's head

Medium:Glazed composition (faience)
Geography: Probably Serabit el-Khadim, Sinai, Egypt
Date: c. 1550-1295 BC
Period: 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom
Dimensions:
2.1 cm
Object number: 906.16.106
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionThis charming lion-head game piece made of bright blue faience would have been used to play senet or twenty squares, two board games very popular in the New Kingdom. 
Collection:
Egypt
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