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Figurine of a young woman playing knucklebones (astragaloi) 	  Material: Clay Provenance: Εretria, probably from a tomb. Date: End of 4th century BC

Figurine of a young woman playing knucklebones (astragaloi) Material: Clay Provenance: Εretria, probably from a tomb. Date: End of 4th century BC

Standing female figurine Period: Cypro-Archaic II Date: 6th century B.C.  From Cyprus Said to be from a tomb at Amathus

Standing female figurine Period: Cypro-Archaic II Date: 6th century B.C. From Cyprus Said to be from a tomb at Amathus

Bronze statuette of a youth  late classical period-early hellenistic  4th-3rd century BC  etruscan bronze

Bronze statuette of a youth late classical period-early hellenistic 4th-3rd century BC etruscan bronze

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

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"

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"

Figurine of a Seated Woman  Period: Late Naqada II Date: ca. 3450–3300 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Possibly Naqada Medium: Limestone, organic material, paint, malachite

Figurine of a Seated Woman Period: Late Naqada II Date: ca. 3450–3300 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Possibly Naqada Medium: Limestone, organic material, paint, malachite

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

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

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