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Chess Piece, King

Object Name:
Chess piece
Date:
9th–12th century
Geography:
Iran, Nishapur
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ivory; carved
Dimensions:
H. 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm) W. 13/16 in. (2 cm)
Classification:
Gaming pieces
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1940
Accession Number:
40.170.151
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

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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