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Three Monkeys Playing on a Chariot
Three Monkeys Playing on a Chariot

This toy depicts three monkeys stretching a robe above the horses' heads. All the figures are resting on a chariot with four wheels.

Games and Toys

Bird-Shaped Child's Toy
Bird-Shaped Child's Toy

The child's toy in the shape of a bird has a hole in the head in which a rope is placed for pulling the toy and for playing with it.

Games and Toys

Bird-Shaped Toy from the Tomb of Tutankhamun
Bird-Shaped Toy from the Tomb of Tutankhamun

This wooden toy in the shape of a bird might have been used as a flying bird when thrown in the air.

Games and Toys

Child's Spinning Top from the Tomb of Tutankhamun
Child's Spinning Top from the Tomb of Tutankhamun

Here is a wooden, cone-shaped, decorated top, found in the tomb of Tutankhamun. The spinning top was one of the most beloved toys of Egyptian children in ancient and even modern times.

Games and Toys

Child's Spinning Toy
Child's Spinning Toy

The example of a spinning toy is very much the same as children's toys of modern times.

Games and Toys

Dancing Dwarfs
Dancing Dwarfs

This child's toy shows three dwarfs in a dancing stance. By using the strings threaded through holes and around a pulley, the figures appear to be dancing.

Games and Toys

Dice from Backgammon Game
Dice from Backgammon Game

The dice are light cubes with darker engraved numbers on each side. Dice were used in one of the famous Egyptian popular games, now known as backgammon.

Games and Toys

Disk with Geometric Pattern
Disk with Geometric Pattern

This disk has one flat side and one slightly convex side. The convex side is decorated with geometric patterns in black, white, and brown. When the disk is turned, wonderful designs can be seen.

Games and Toys

Disk with Scene of Dogs Hunting Gazelles
Disk with Scene of Dogs Hunting Gazelles

The disk was intended for use as a spinning top. A stick was inserted in the hole through the center of the disk. When the disk is turned, it creates a scene of dogs chasing gazelles.

Games and Toys

Doll with Hair of Mud Beads
Doll with Hair of Mud Beads

The doll has hair made of mud beads that are attached to the head. The head itself is a small ball of black fabric. The doll's body is formed by the curved shape of a flat wooden paddle.

Games and Toys

Funeral Doll with Two Ponytails
Funeral Doll with Two Ponytails

The standing nude doll depicts a woman with her hair in two cone-like ponytails. Dotted lines outline a necklace and bracelet. The feminine parts of her body are also represented with dots.

Games and Toys

Parts of Tutankhamun's Senet Game
Parts of Tutankhamun's Senet Game

These game pieces, found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, were used in one of the most popular games played by peasants as well as kings in Egypt. This was the Senet game; Senet means "passing."

Games and Toys

Piece of Doll-Shaped Bone
Piece of Doll-Shaped Bone

This piece of bone is fashioned in the shape of a doll; the head is square, almost rectangular, and the nose is narrow and straight in low-relief.

Games and Toys

Senet Game of Tutankhamun
Senet Game of Tutankhamun

The senet game board of Tutankhamun is made of ivory and ebony. The upper side of the board is divided into 30 squares for the senet game; the object of which was to safely navigate all the pieces off the board, while preventing the opponent from doing the same.

Games and Toys

Small Doll Depicting a Woman
Small Doll Depicting a Woman

The small dummy of a woman is probably a doll. The woman has a long nose, small mouth, and wide eyes defined in black. The natural hair of the dummy is combed to the back.

Games and Toys

Statuette of a Monkey Playing the Harp
Statuette of a Monkey Playing the Harp

This toy was discovered in Tell el-Amarna near the royal palace. It depicts a monkey playing a harp in imitation of a professional musician.

Games and Toys

Toy Horse
Toy Horse

The toy horse has a pierced neck and four wheels and was used in daily life. It gives us an idea about the games and toy figures preferred by the children at that time.

Games and Toys

Toy Monkey from the Tomb of Tutankhamun
Toy Monkey from the Tomb of Tutankhamun

From the Amarna period, many toys of wood and limestone, including this small monkey with moveable arms, were found among the ruins of the houses and palaces.

Games and Toys

Toy Showing a Man Grinding
Toy Showing a Man Grinding

The wooden toy depicts a man grinding. When a cord is pulled, the whole body moves upward, imitating a grinding action.

Games and Toys

Toy Statuette of Baboons
Toy Statuette of Baboons

This toy statuette is of a small monkey on the back of its mother. These figures are so well sculpted that the mother's feminine features are easily visible.

Games and Toys

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