Lion-Headed Gaming Piece, 1 of 12
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 the seven "pawns" displayed here may have formed a set, they could have been assembled from several sources.
- Medium: Faience
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XII Dynasty-early XIII Dynasty
- Period: Middle Kingdom
- Dimensions: 1 1/8 x 11/16 in. (2.9 x 1.7 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: 36.3.7
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Lion-Headed Gaming Piece, 1 of 12, ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E. Faience, 1 1/8 x 11/16 in. (2.9 x 1.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 36.3.7. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (78%)