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Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

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Terracotta dice

  • Description

    Gaming with dice has always been popular in India. This Indus cubical die is unusual in that its opposite sides add up to seven as in modern dice.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaPakistanSindh province Mohenjo-daro (place of creation)
    2500 - 1900 BC
    Material and technique
    2 x 2 x 2 cm (height x width x depth)
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    Credit line
    Presented by Lady Harrison, 1952.
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  • Further reading

    Ahuja, Naman, ‘Early Indian Art at the Ashmolean Museum - Catalogue in progress’, 2016, no. 13


    • Ground floor | Room 12 | India to 600

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