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Game Board, ca. 2450 BCE

Shell, Limestone, Lapis
3/5 × 4 1/2 in
1.5 × 11.5 cm
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Philadelphia
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Penn Museum
Philadelphia
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One of the world’s earliest known game boards, this board comes from a royal tomb, circa 2450 BCE. …

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One of the world’s earliest known game boards, this board comes from a royal tomb, circa 2450 BCE. Animals adorn 12 engraved shell plaques with lapis lazuli, limestone and shell. On view in the Penn Museum’s Middle East Gallery opening April 21, 2018.(Object No. B16742) Photo: Penn Museum.

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One of the world’s earliest known game boards, this board comes from a royal tomb, circa 2450 BCE. …

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One of the world’s earliest known game boards, this board comes from a royal tomb, circa 2450 BCE. Animals adorn 12 engraved shell plaques with lapis lazuli, limestone and shell. On view in the Penn Museum’s Middle East Gallery opening April 21, 2018.(Object No. B16742) Photo: Penn Museum.

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Unknown Artist

Game Board, ca. 2450 BCE

Shell, Limestone, Lapis
3/5 × 4 1/2 in
1.5 × 11.5 cm
Permanent collection
location
Philadelphia
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