Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Chess and backgammon board

17th–18th century
possibly German, Königsberg
Amber, ivory, brass, ebony
closed, confirmed: 12 1/2 × 12 1/2 × 3 in. (31.8 × 31.8 × 7.6 cm) open, confirmed: 24 3/8 × 12 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (61.9 × 31.8 × 3.8 cm)
Chess Sets
Credit Line:
Gift of Gustavus A. Pfeiffer, 1948
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 10
Mr. Spingham (until 1936; sold to Gustavus A. Pfeiffer through G. E. Esperson , Seresnes, France, 1936); Gustavus A. Pfeiffer (1936–48; to MMA)
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