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Chess Piece, Rook

Object Name:
Chess piece
Date:
7th–8th century
Geography:
Attributed to Western Islamic Lands
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
H. 2 5/16 in. (5.8 cm)
L. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
W. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Classification:
Gaming pieces
Credit Line:
Pfeiffer Fund, 1964
Accession Number:
64.262.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 457
[ Klaus Hönisch, Munich, until 1964; sold to MMA]
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. 2 (b/w).

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