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Chess Piece, Pawn

Object Name:
Chess piece
Date:
9th–11th century
Geography:
Western Islamic Lands
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm) L.13/16 in. long (2.1 cm) W. 15/16 in.. (2.4 cm)
Classification:
Gaming pieces
Credit Line:
Pfeiffer Fund, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.119.12
Not on view
Inscription: The inscription baraka li-sahibihi ("Blessing to the owner") is repeated in kufic script, alternating the direction of reading.
[ Saeed Motamed, Frankfurt, until 1972; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Balcony Calligraphy Exhibition," June 1, 2009–October 26, 2009.

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. pp. 9-10 (b/w).



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