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Game Piece

Object Number:B16972B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Section:Near Eastern
Lapis Lazuli
Height: 0.3 cm
Length: 2.7 cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1927
Other Number:U.9320 - Field No SF


Number five face of a die. Cracked into three pieces. White substance in lower left divit, missing from other divits.

CBS Register: three square pieces for gaming board. 2 lapis, 1 limestone. inlaid with 5 dots. with sketch.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Mesopotamia: The Royal Tombs of Ur (1983 - 1998) View Objects in Exhibition
Iraq\'s Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur\'s Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jan 2017) View Objects in Exhibition
Peace Around the World: Toys and Games for All the Ages (08 Dec 1996 - 31 Aug 1997) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Horne, Lee C., and Zettler, Richard L. 1998. Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pages 60-61/Figure 7View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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