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Chess Piece, King

Object Name:
Chess piece
Date:
9th–12th century
Geography:
Excavated in Iran, Nishapur
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ivory; carved
Dimensions:
H. 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm)
Classification:
Gaming pieces
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1940
Accession Number:
40.170.150
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 453
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

New York. Asia Society. "Asian Games: The Art of Contest," October 14, 2004–January 18, 2005, no. 12:2.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. "Asian Games: The Art of Contest," February 26, 2005–May 15, 2005, no. 12:2.

Middlebury College Museum of Art. "Asian Games: The Art of Contest," September 8, 2005–December 11, 2005, no. 12:2.

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.11 (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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