This is a ball made from rags.
It is from Grave 158 at Tarkhan. The Egyptians made balls from leather and from cloth. This one was buried with a child, as a toy for the Afterlife. Pictures of ball games in tombs suggest that ball games may have been played by adults for ceremonial purposes rather than just being played for fun by children. This is a ball made from rags. It is made from linen and twine. It is over 4,000 years old, dating to the 3rd, 4th or 5th Dynasty (2686-2345 BCE) in the Old Kingdom.