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Chess Piece, Bishop

Object Name:
Chess piece
Date:
9th–12th century
Geography:
Iran, Nishapur
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ivory; carved, painted
Dimensions:
H. 7/8 in. (2.3 cm) W. 7/8 in. (2.3 cm)
Classification:
Ivories and Bone
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1940
Accession Number:
40.170.149
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

Wilkinson, Charles K. "Chessmen and Chess." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 1, no. 9 (May 1943). pp. 271-279, ill. p. 274 (b/w).

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.12 (b/w).

Mackenzie, Colin, and Irving Finkel, ed. Asian Games The Art of Contest. New York: Asia Society, 2004. no. 12:2, p. 140, ill. (color).



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