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JOUER DANS L'ANTIQUITE (To Play in Antiquity). Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne, Centre de la Vieille Charite, Marseille, 1991. Organized and published by Musees de Marseille in association with Reunion des musees nationaux, Paris. 206 pp. (one foldout) with 210 ills. (74 col.). 30 x 24 cm. ISBN 2711824993 In French.
Documents an unusual exhibition surveying ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman games and toys (including ceramic and wooden dolls, gameboards, balls and dice) along with vases, reliefs, sculptures and mosaics depicting forms of play in the ancient world. Three introductory texts and eleven essays discuss the cultural contexts of the objects and describe the origins and rules of specific games.
Indexing: Western, Ancient Mediterranean
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 054548
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