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Mehen the Snake God
This game of both strategy and luck, it was a multi-player game in the Ancient Egypt.

Mehen defends the solar bargue of the sun-god during his nightly passage through the underworldHe defends the solar bargue of the sun-god during his nightly passage through the underworld.
source:http://www.talkingpyramids.com/ancient-egyptian-games-mehen/

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Mehen is the only multi-player ancient Egyptian board game known, the others (Senet, Aseb, Hounds & Jackals, etc.) being all two-player games. The main function of the serpent-shaped Egyptian god Mehen was to protect the sun-god Ra from his enemies by coiling around him. In the Old Kingdom, the race-game Mehen took the name and shape of the god: a coiled serpent with the gaming spaces on its back. As “bodyguard”, Mehen symbolises the sun-god’s immediate neighbourhood for the deceased. The deceased walks towards Ra on the back of the serpent-god.

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The playing pieces, tiny lions and small balls or discs, were moved from the tail of the snake to the goal on its head. This game was played in Egypt only during the Old Kingdom. The exact rules are unknown but it is thought that up to six players can play, each player competing with the other to be the first to move their piece from the tail of the snake, which is often shaped to resemble the head of some bird, to the head of the snake.

This unique game board is for 4 players !!!

Size of the board: 23 cm / 9.1 inch
Size of the wooden box: 25 x 25 x 3.5 cm / 9.8 x 9.8 x 1.4 inch

Accessories: 4 x 6 faience round pawns, they are signed ( sealed ) on the both side
4 faience lion pawns in different colors
2 dices
1 the rule with some information about the origin.

The Mehen board is in a black lined wooden box .The picture on the box lid may vary.


We will ship with registered priority air mail.


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Lucky traveling with the Egyptian gods !!!

Ancient Egyptian Mehen multi-player board game made of Faience -Ready to ship -

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: ceramic, clay, glaze, wood box, faience, black velvet
  • Ships worldwide from Hungary
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