The rules for this game have unfortunately not survived but it is thought that it resembles checkers. It is a strategic game in which certain cone have certain rules and limitations. It is a ‘travel’ set because the cone can be put inside the game and taken with the person carrying it. The inscription on the side tells us that this game belonged to Taya and Yuwi. Later in Egyptian history the Senet game became a symbol for the Egyptian afterlife in which obstacles had to be overcome. It is 47cm long, 13.3 cm wide and 9.8cm high ( 18 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 3 7/8 inch.)
Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, 1550 - 1295 BC.
William Hogarth Captain Lord George Graham in his Cabin,1745 Oil on canvas. National Maritime Museum, London
The painting was commissioned by Graham to commemorate one of his naval battles. It features Graham along side the ship’s clerk and chaplain, and two servants, one of which plays the pipe and tabor. The relaxed ambiance of the painting contrasts heavily with the other works on naval subjects.