Skip to main content

Game board: E.29.1940

An image of Game board

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 19

Entities

Categories

Description

Games board. This game of Senet or 30-squares was inscribed for Harmosi, 'excellent recorder of the senior superintendant of his divine majesty'. Pieces for this game were made of faience and represented Asiatic captives, Anubis and a tower.

Measurements and weight

Length: 33 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1940) by Hanbury, D. H. T.

Dating

Eighteenth Dynasty
Circa -1550 - Circa -1295

Materials used in production

Wood

Techniques used in production

Carpentry

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.29.1940
Primary reference Number: 54359
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Game board" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/54359 Accessed: 2022-12-07 00:48:11

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/54359 |title=Game board |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-12-07 00:48:11|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-54359

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/ant/ant32/E_29_1940.jpg"
        alt="Game board"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Game board</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

The Noble game of the Swan

Accession Number: P.14100-R

Snakes and Ladders

Accession Number: CAL 3-2007

Game piece

Accession Number: E.GA.4601.1943

Game piece

Accession Number: E.63b.1955

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...