The Royal Game of Ur
- The Royal Game of Ur
Gaming counter; white; shell; circular; five inlaid spots of lapis lazuli.
- Excavated/Findspot: Royal Cemetery
- (Asia,Iraq,South Iraq,Royal Cemetery (Ur))
- Diameter: 0.81 inches
- Thickness: 0.13 inches
On display: G56/dc16
Exhibited: 2014-2015 13 Dec-15 Mar, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
2014 23 Apr-01 Aug, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
2003 5 May-17 Aug, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'Art of the First Cities'
Objects allotted to the British Museum from the Ur excavations, season 1926-1927.
- U.8632 (excavation number)
Game-board; wooden; the face is of 20 variously inlaid square shell plaques; edges made of small plaques and strips, some sculptured with an eye and some possibly with rosettes; on the back are three lines of shell triangular ornamental inlays.
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Object reference number: WCO24365
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