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Chessmen (32)

Date:
1853
Culture:
British
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
King: each, H. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm); Pawn: each, H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm.); Only the tallest and shortest examples of chessmen measured for basic record.
Classification:
Chess Sets
Credit Line:
Gift of Gustavus A. Pfeiffer, 1953
Accession Number:
53.71.187a–p, aa–pp
Not on view
Inscription: Engaved on underside of base of King: Shot / March 1853 / H M S [script initials]
Engraved on underside of base of all figures except Queen, script initials: H M S
Gustavus A. Pfeiffer (until 1953; to MMA)
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