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Chess Piece

Object Name:
Chess piece
Date:
7th–8th century
Geography:
Found/excavated Egypt
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H. 2 11/16 in.(6.9 cm) W. 5/8 in. (1.6 cm) D. 1 7/8 in. long (4.8 cm)
Classification:
Gaming pieces
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.228.70
Not on view
[ Ghirgis and Abd el-Nour Ghabrial, Luxor and Cairo, until 1907; sold to MMA]
al-Qadi, Wadad. "Early Islamic State Letters: the Question of Authenticity." In The Byzantine and Early Islamic Near East: Papers of the Workshop on Late Antiquity and Early Islam, edited by A.Cameron,L.I.Conrad. Studies in late antiquity and early Islam;11-2. Princeton: Darwin Press, 1992. pp. 215-275, esp. p. 230 and letter no. 22, p. 273.

Carboni, Stefano. "Chessmen in the Department of Islamic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Scacchi e Scienze Applicate suppl. no. 7, fasc. 15 (1996). ill. p. 3 (b/w).



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