Fish Pendant (ca. 1878-1749 B.C.). Middle Kingdom, Egypt. Gold over a core of unknown material. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. On loan courtesy of National Museums Scotland | This work is featured in our “Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom” exhibition on view through January 24, 2016. #MiddleKingdomEgypt
Game of Hounds and Jackals, ca. 1814–1805 B.C. Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat IV. Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, el-Asasif, Tomb of Reniseneb. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926 (26.7.1287). Egyptians likened the intricate voyage through the underworld to a game. This made gaming boards and gaming pieces appropriate objects to deposit in tombs.