These six board game pieces were associated with a game called ‘Mehen’ coil, because it was played on a circular limestone board that took the form of a coiled snake, its skin divided into squares. Three playing pieces represent recumbent lions, and three recumbent lionesses, height: 3.5 cm. Early Dynastic Period, 1st Dynasty, ca. 3100-2890 BC. Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 44918 A-F, Ground Floor, Hall 43.
Ottoman dagger, 16th c (grip and blade), guard 1774–89, steel, ivory,
The ivory grip is
carved in the manner of objects made for the Ottoman court, blade
inscribed in Turkish and Persian (Ottoman court languages) “I besought a
drink of water from your trenchant dagger, what if but once you should
let me drink, what would you lose? If I thirst, his dagger is not laid