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Chess Piece, Rook

Object Name:
Chess piece
Date:
9th–12th century
Geography:
Excavated in Iran, Nishapur
Medium:
Ivory; carved, painted
Dimensions:
H. 13/16 in. (2 cm)
L. 3/8 in. (1 cm)
W. 5/8 in. (1.6 cm)
Classification:
Ivories and Bone
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1940
Accession Number:
40.170.148
Not on view
1939, excavated at Tepe Madrasa in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1940, acquired by the Museum in the division of finds

New York. Asia Society. "Asian Games: The Art of Contest," October 14, 2004–January 18, 2005, no. 12:2.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. "Asian Games: The Art of Contest," February 26, 2005–May 15, 2005, no. 12:2.

Middlebury College Museum of Art. "Asian Games: The Art of Contest," September 8, 2005–December 11, 2005, no. 12:2.

Wilkinson, Charles K. "Chessmen and Chess." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 1, no. 9 (May 1943). pp. 271-279, ill. p. 274 (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.12 (b/w).

Mackenzie, Colin, and Irving Finkel, ed. Asian Games The Art of Contest. New York: Asia Society, 2004. no. 12:2, p. 140, ill. (color).

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