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Toy ball


Ball made of solid pith?, coated with gesso and set with thin strips of reed in a lozenge pattern: Ancient Egyptian, probably New Kingdom, c.1550-1069 BC

Museum reference



World Culture

Object name

Toy ball

Production information

Egypt, Northern Africa


New Kingdom, Ancient Egyptian

Style / Culture

Ancient Egyptian


Pith, Plaster

Collection place(s)

Egypt, Northern Africa


  • Ancient Egypt Rediscovered (08 Feb 2019)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Egyptian Gallery, 2003 - 2008 (2003 - 2008)
    Royal Scottish Museum

  • Ancient Egypt (29 Jul 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

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