AUD $220.00

Ancient Islamic Bone "gaming piece"

 

 

Cylindrical, slightly tapered, hollow bone “gaming piece”, with incised bands and circles.
Similiar to Hittite compass inscribed pieces.

The bone has been filled with a “ceramic like” packing, and the top sculpted to a nipple.

Has obviously, been buried and still retains some residual mud.

The “golden” bone has a dark grey staining in places.

In good condition, including some smoothed, ancient minor chips, on bottom edge.

I’ve seen these discussed on Chess sites, however I only know it’s a Gaming Piece, at this point, it could easily be for Chess.

Age: Circa 10th Century A.D.

Size: W 23mm x H 41mm

Weight: 30 grams