Capua (southern Italy), around 330-300 BC. Two girls playing ‘knucklebones’. This game (similar to jacks) was popular amongst children and young women in ancient Greece- the players would throw the knucklebones into the air, and then try to catch as many as they could on the back of their hands. The knucklebones were made from the anklebones of sheep or goats. British Museum, London
This figurine depicts a young woman crouching to play knucklebones,a popular Greek game similar to modern-day “jacks”.She is dressed in a thin chito (a long tunic commonly worn in ancient Greece)pinned over one shoulder, a separate loose shawl tied around her hips.Her hair is parted and twisted in a simple melon-coiffure knot decorated with ribbons.Her kneeling stance suggests she is actively engaged in play,and her right arm is drawn back as if about to toss the knucklebones or "astragaloi"
Man riding a cock | This clay painted figurine was found inside a tomb of a child. The tomb is thought to come from a necropolis in Eretria in Euboea. Unfortunately, neither the exact location, nor the manner in which the objects were disposed about the tomb, are known. The terracotta figurine enable us to date the tomb from the 300-250 BC. Source: Louvre WEB site Attic painted terracotta figurine About 300 – 250 BC From Eretria, Euboea, Attic. Paris, Musée du Louvre