Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Chessmen

Date:
18th century
Culture:
Spanish
Medium:
Agate, carnelian, silver gilt, leather, enamel, velvet
Dimensions:
King: each, H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm.); Pawn: each, H. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) (Only the tallest and shortest examples of chessmen measured for basic record.) Original box: H. 2 3/8 in. (6.0 cm.), L. 14 in. (35.6 cm.), W. 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm.)
Classification:
Chess Sets
Credit Line:
Gift of Gustavus A. Pfeiffer, 1948
Accession Number:
48.174.108a–p, aa–pp, r
Not on view
Gustavus A. Pfeiffer (until 1948; to MMA) ; Prince Hohenzollern Sigmaringen ; Conde de las Almenas
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