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Chess Piece, Bishop

Object Name:
Chess piece
Date:
8th–10th century
Geography:
Western Islamic Lands
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
H. 3-9/16 in. (9 cm) D: 2-5/16 in. (5.9 cm)
Classification:
Gaming pieces
Credit Line:
Gift of Alastair B. Martin, 1949
Accession Number:
49.36
Not on view
Alphonse Kann, Paris; Jakob Goldschmidt, Berlin; Alastair Bradley Martin, Glen Neck, NY (by 1948–49; gifted to MMA)
Goldschmidt, Adolph. Die Elfenbeinskulpturen aus der romanischen Zeit, XI.-XIII. Jahrhundert. Vol. 4. Berlin: Bruno Cassirer, 1926. p. 6, ill. fig. 11.

McNab, Jessie. "A Selection from the Gustavius A. Pfeiffer Collection." In Chess: East and West, Past and Present. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1968. no. 5.

Ettinghausen, Richard. "Islamic Art." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 33, no. 1 (Spring 1975). ill. p. 47 (b/w).

Bornstein, Christine Verzar, and Priscilla P. Soucek. The Meeting of Two Worlds: The Crusades and the Mediterranean Context. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Museum of Art, 1981.

Mackenzie, Colin, and Irving Finkel, ed. Asian Games The Art of Contest. New York: Asia Society, 2004. no. 12:26, p. 155, ill. (color).



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