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Carter No.: 345

Handlist description: Games-box (ebony and ivory)

Card/Transcription No.: 345-04

(345 continued) 4

Nat. size <> repeat repeat repeat repeat repeat

Section <> ebony ivory

the moves of one of the two games on the box were evidently denoted by the value of the cast, when thrown, of these four sticks (teeb plural) in accordance with rules and regulations - the black or white sides upon which they fall being taken into account - different throws or each combination of the throws receiving distinctive names or values (see Games; E. W. Lane, The Manners & Customs of the Modern Egyptians).

Note The only playing-pieces (draughtsmen) that have been found which may possibly belong to the game-boards, are: - 4 faience pieces of <> form; and 4 faience pieces of <> form; that were scattered in the Antechamber - their workmanship does not seem to coincide with the fineness of the game-box and its stand, and one wonders whether they really belong.

Card no. 345-04 relating to Carter no. 345
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