The Royal Game of Ur
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- The Royal Game of Ur
Dark grey stone gaming counter with five inlaid white spots; circular.
- Excavated/Findspot: Ur
- (Asia,Iraq,South Iraq,Ur (city - archaic))
- Diameter: 0.87 inches
- Depth: 0.13 inches
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.
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: WCO24358
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