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"Senet" Board
English: Egyptians enjoyed playing board games, especially senet, or "passing." During the 18th dynasty, the game acquired religious significance, which transformed it into a simulation of the soul's journey through the underworld to achieve immortality. Throw sticks, much like dice, determined a player's moves, and winning required both skill and luck. This senet game board of 30 squares required 14 game pieces, like these spool- and cone-shaped pieces.
Date between 1307 and 1070 BC
date QS:P571,-1500-00-00T00:00:00Z/6,P1319,-1307-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1326,-1070-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
(New Kingdom of Egypt
era QS:P2348,Q180568
Medium Egyptian faience with glaze
Dimensions 26.5 × 9.1 cm (10.4 × 3.5 ″)
institution QS:P195,Q210081
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Place of creation Abydos (present-day El Balyana, Egypt)
Object history
Credit line Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923
Inscriptions [Translation] First of the Priests of Amun, One who is in the place of the Temple of Amun-Ré (an acolyte of Amun-Ré), King of the gods, Nesi-amun-ipet, the Justified of Voice, the gift of Amun himself.
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