19 June 2014

Old Game



All thats left of this game is the bone bits. I wonder if the missing tiles were wood. It is some kind of egyptian checkers- Im guessing the object is to get your pieces to the other end(?). Very sculptural.
British Museum.

18 June 2014

Gold Beater




History of Metalworking:
Beating gold into sheet or foil by hand-hammering.
Note also lattice flooring- if you drop something precious, it gets compartmentalised.