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game-board

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    123331

  • Description

    Fired clay game-board for the game of 58 holes; quadrangular; curved sides; some of the holes surrounded by circles.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 700BC-550BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 4 inches
    • Width: 2.69 inches
    • Thickness: 0.94 inches
  • Bibliography

    • Marseille 1991 cat.260, pp.158, 199, fig. 151 bibliographic details
    • Gadd 1934a pl.VIII(b) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2012 28 Nov - 2013 18 Mar, Paris, Musee National du Moyen Age, 'Jeux de la Babylone antique a l'occident medieval'
    1991 22 Nov-1992 16 Feb, France, Marseille, Musee de la Vieille Charite, Jeux et Jouets dans l’Antiquite

  • Condition

    Part of the upper surface missing but appears stable; hairline crack on one side (assessment 1991).

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1859

  • Acquisition notes

    C.J. Gadd states that was found at Ur in 1853/54 during excavations of J.E. Taylor but register states, correctly, that was obtained by John George Taylor (IA 24).

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    123331

  • Registration number

    1859,1014.53

Baked clay board for the game of 58 holes; quadrangular; curved sides; some of the holes surrounded by circles.

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Baked clay board for the game of 58 holes; quadrangular; curved sides; some of the holes surrounded by circles.

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