Game of Hounds and Jackals, ca. 1814–1805 B.C. Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat IV. Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, el-Asasif, Tomb of Reniseneb.Egyptians likened the intricate voyage through the underworld to a game. This made gaming boards and gaming pieces appropriate objects to deposit in tombs.
Fruit Cake, ca. 1492–1473 B.C. From Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Hatnefer and Ramose (below TT 71), inside Basket "C", MMA 1935–1936. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1936 (36.3.81)