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Chess Piece, Knight

Object Name:
Chess piece
Date:
8th–10th century
Geography:
Attributed to Western Islamic Lands
Medium:
Jet
Dimensions:
2 in. high 1 5/16 in. long (5.1 cm high 3.4 cm long)
Classification:
Gaming pieces
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome A. Straka Gift, 1974
Accession Number:
1974.27.2
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 14
[ Saeed Motamed, Frankfurt, until 1974; 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. 6 (b/w).



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