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Chess Piece in the Form of a Warder (Rook) or Pawn

Date:
12th century
Culture:
Scandinavian
Medium:
Whale ivory
Dimensions:
1 7/8 × 1 1/4 × 7/8 in. (4.8 × 3.2 × 2.3 cm)
Classification:
Ivories
Credit Line:
Pfeiffer Fund, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.621
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 10
Armed and ready for battle, the standing warrior appears in full body mail and a long cloak. He hunches his shoulder slightly, as if from the weight of his armor, and yet has an open, almost smiling face.
Christen Sveaas, Hamburg (in 2005); Dr. Antonio Horta Osório, Lisbon (sold 2013)
Holländer, Hans, and Barbara Holländer. Schachpartie durch Zeiten und Welten. Hamburg: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, 2005. no. 25.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "One Hundred Forty-Fourth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 144 (2014). p. 45.



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