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Chess Piece, Pawn or Backgammon Piece

Object Name:
Chess or backgammon piece
Date:
10th–11th century or later
Geography:
Attributed to Western Islamic Lands
Medium:
Rock-crystal
Dimensions:
H. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Classification:
Gaming pieces
Credit Line:
Pfeiffer Fund, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.9.28
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 14
[ Saeed Motamed, Frankfurt, until 1972; sold to MMA]
New York. The Cloisters Museum & Gardens. "The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis," November 15, 2011–April 22, 2012, no catalogue.

Ettinghausen, Richard. "Islamic Art." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 33, no. 1 (Spring 1975). ill. p. 47 (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. 11 (b/w).



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