Head of a Dog from a Game of Hounds and Jackals



Head of a Dog from a Game of Hounds and Jackals


Gamepiece, gaming, gambling piece, token


1539-1292 BC


New Kingdom, Dynasty 18


9/16 x 9/16 in. (1.4 x 1.4 cm)

Object Number



The well-supplied tombs of the New Kingdom were stocked with all manner of provisions. These tombs offer a picture of everyday life through the objects that the deceased wished to have with them, including board games, furniture, serving vessels, and even real food. This small ivory piece was used in the game of Hounds and Jackals.

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Michael J. Shubin


MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallation, 2008 - Present


© Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photo by Bruce M. White, 2008.
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“Head of a Dog from a Game of Hounds and Jackals,” Michael C. Carlos Museum Collections Online, accessed January 16, 2019, http://carlos.digitalscholarship.emory.edu/items/show/6640.

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