Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Chessmen (32)

Date:
19th century
Culture:
probably Indian, Madras Presidency
Medium:
Ivory and whalebone
Dimensions:
Height (each king): 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm); Height (each pawn): 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Classification:
Chess Sets
Credit Line:
Gift of Gustavus A. Pfeiffer, 1948
Accession Number:
48.174.170a–p, aa–pp
Not on view
Ralph Eastman , England (until 1930; through H. Roy Smith, sold for $40 to Pfeiffer); Gustavus A. Pfeiffer , New York (1930–48; to MMA)
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