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Game Box

Date:
14th century
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Bone, wood, stain over wood core with paper and textile lining, metal mounts
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 11/16 x 7 11/16 x 6 5/16 in. (6.9 x 19.6 x 16.1 cm)
Classification:
Ivories-Bone
Credit Line:
Gift of The Salgo Trust for Education, New York, in memory of Nicolas M. Salgo, 2010
Accession Number:
2010.109.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 307
Bone and wood inlays embellish exterior of this wood box. The top is designed for backgammon or the game of tables, while the sides contain repeating lozenges with pinwheel patterns. The underside functions as a chessboard with stained bone squares, alternating green and natural bone color.
#861. Game Box
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Nicolas M. Salgo (Budapest 1914–2005 Bal Harbour); Salgo Trust for Education(2005–2010)
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