Egyptian Faience Gaming Pieces

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Two faience gaming pieces from ancient Egypt, Egypt, 18th Dynasty, 1567-1320 B.C.

"...The game of 'senet' was unquestionably the board game played most avidly by the ancient Egyptians both in the New Kingdom and throughout their history... senet was a game for two played on a board surface marked with thirty squares, each player was alloted an equal number of pieces called 'ibau' (dancers)..." : EGYPT'S GOLDEN AGE.