Gaming Piece, 1 of 7
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
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.
ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E.
XII Dynasty-early XIII Dynasty
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Gaming Piece, 1 of 7, ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E. Faience, 7/8 x 5/8 in. (2.3 x 1.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 36.3.10. Creative Commons-BY
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 11/26/2007
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