Games Piece

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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.


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Brief Description
Game piece, ivory. Greco-Roman.
Physical Description
Ivory tessera carved in low relief with a sphinx.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 3cm
Style
Subject depicted
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
Longhurst, Margaret H. Catalogue of Carvings in Ivory. London: Published under the Authority of the Board of Education, 1929. Part II. p. 130.
Collection
Accession Number
A.77-1927

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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