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// All of our Games are completely handcrafted by us. They are glazed and fired in kiln. //

Description "The senet game is characterized by its rectangular playing field of thirty squares arranged into a pattern of three adjoining parallel rows of ten squares each. A game of both strategy and luck, it was played by two persons in ancient Egypt.

"...Importantly, in the minds of the Egyptians, the senet gaming ritual could be performed by both the living and the dead. Through this senet ritual, the player was able to effect a successful passage through the netherworld to achieve spiritual renewal and union with the sun-god, Ra, in this world and the next. Here senet functioned specifically in the solar cycle of spiritual renewal and resurrection through identification with the sun god. The dead could perform this ritual as a magical act to protect themselves on the netherworld journey and ensure union with Ra. The living person could perform this ritual probably to ensure a safe passage after he ultimately died. However, he also performed it to experience the netherworld journey without having to die first, in order to unite with Ra while still alive and achieve a living apotheosis with the creator-god. Thus, the senet gaming ritual was a mystical rite for the ancient Egyptians. The text of the ritual also intimates that rites of initiation were associated with the senet process, the exact nature of which is unclear. However, in general, rites of religious initiation in ancient Egypt were quite mystical with the purpose of uniting--at least temporarily--the living initiate with the divine... " Peter A. Piccione, Ph.D. Egyptology.

Size of the board: 28 x 9.7 cm / 11 x 3.8 inch
Size of the wooden box: 28.4 x 14.6 x 4.3 cm / 11 x 5.7 x 1.7 inch

The faience tiles are on a black wood table.
The pictures on the tiles are individually painted, likewise on the original Papyrus, where can we find the original rules.

Accessories: 4 faience sticks 5-5 pawns and the rules with some information about the origin..
The board game is in a black wooden box lined with green plush paper inside.
weight: circa under 1 kg
If you order, please allow us 1 or 2 week to make it!!!!

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Lucky traveling with the Egyptian gods !!!

Unique handcrafted Ancient Egyptian Senet Game board with glazed tiles in black wooden box - Made to order

$110.00 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: clay, glaze, wooden box, plush paper, turquoise glaze, greenish antique look glaze, brown clay
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from Hungary
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