Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Chessmen

Date:
18th century
Culture:
Spanish
Medium:
Agate, carnelian, silver gilt, leather, enamel, velvet
Dimensions:
Height (each king): 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); Height (each pawn): 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm;) Overall (box): 2 3/8 × 14 × 12 1/2 in. (6 × 35.6 × 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
Prince Hohenzollern Sigmaringen ; Conde de las Almenas , Madrid ; [ I. Noran , New York, until 1931; sold for $2,500 to Pfeiffer ] ; Gustavus A. Pfeiffer , New York (1931–48; to MMA)
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