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Games piece

Games piece

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Museum number:

    A.77-1927

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This tessera in ivory is carved in low relief with a sphinx. These tessera are usually considered to have been admission tickets to the theatre or public games, but this was probably a gaming piece.

Physical description

Ivory tessera carved in low relief with a sphinx.

Artist/maker

Unknown

Dimensions

Diameter: 3 cm

Descriptive line

Game piece, ivory. Greco-Roman.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Longhurst, Margaret H. Catalogue of Carvings in Ivory. London: Published under the Authority of the Board of Education, 1929. Part II. p. 130.

Materials

Ivory

Subjects depicted

Sphinx

Categories

Reliefs; Games

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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