Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Chess and backgammon board

17th–18th century
German, possibly Königsberg
Amber, ivory, brass, ebony
Overall (closed, confirmed): 12 1/2 × 12 1/2 × 3 in. (31.8 × 31.8 × 7.6 cm); Overall (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 , Suresne, France (until 1936; through G. E. Esperson sold for FF 25,000 to Pfeiffer); Gustavus A. Pfeiffer , New York (1936–48; to MMA)
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