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.
Mechanical Dog, ca. 1390–1353 B.C. Egypt. New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This leaping hunting dog can be made to open and close its mouth using the lever beneath the chest. When the mouth is opened, two teeth and a red tongue are visible.