Arty Tuesday: Bonus Monday – icosahedron of antiquity

Plenty of my friends are obsessed with multi-sided dice and with good reason, the antecedents are in pre-history.

Check this die housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Twenty-sided die (icosahedron) with faces inscribed with Greek letters – Egyptian (2nd century B.C.–4th century A.D)

And, of course, no discussion of multi-sided dice can be complete without mentioning the dodecahedron from the Tom Baker era Dr. Who.


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