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Chess Piece, Rook or Container

Object Name:
Chess piece or container
Date:
11th–12th century
Geography:
Attributed to Iran, possibly Saqqizabad
Medium:
Ivory; carved and incised
Dimensions:
H. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm) LengtH. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Classification:
Gaming pieces
Credit Line:
Pfeiffer Fund, 1965
Accession Number:
65.53
Not on view
[ Farhadi and Anavian Company, New York, until 1965; sold to MMA]
Linder, Isaac. The Art of Chess Pieces. 1994. Mentions the piece, and assigns it to the 6th or 7th century.

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. pp. 2-3 (b/w).



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