Egyptian Ball

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“Some of the Egyptian female sports were rather of a hoydenish character, as the game of ball, in one picture of which we are instructed that the loser was obliged to suffer another to ride on her back. Some of these identical balls have been found in the tombs at Thebes.” — Goodrich, 1844


S. G. Goodrich Lights and Shadows of African History (Boston: Bradbury, Soden, & Co., 1844) 76


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