Senet ("the passing") was one of the most popular and enduring board games in ancient Egypt. Players moved their gaming pieces along a rectangular board of thirty squares arranged in three parallel rows. Although this blue-glazed faience board resembles the traditional senet playing surface, it has only twenty-one squares. Perhaps it was intended as a funerary offering that merely represented a senet board.
- Medium: Faience
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XII Dynasty-early XIII Dynasty
- Period: Middle Kingdom
- Dimensions: 1 5/16 x 9 3/16 x 4 1/8 in. (3.3 x 23.3 x 10.5 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 36.2
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Gaming Board, ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E. Faience, 1 5/16 x 9 3/16 x 4 1/8 in. (3.3 x 23.3 x 10.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 36.2. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (78%)