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Chess Piece, King

Object Name:
Chess piece
Date:
9th–12th century
Geography:
Iran, Nishapur
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Alabaster; carved, painted
Dimensions:
H. 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm) W. 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm) L. 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm)
Classification:
Gaming pieces
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1940
Accession Number:
40.170.51
Not on view
1939, excavated at Tepe Madrasa in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1940, acquired by the Museum in the division of finds

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