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Chess Piece

Date:
9th–12th century
Geography:
Excavated in Iran, Nishapur
Medium:
Alabaster; carved
Dimensions:
11/16 in. high (1.8 cm high)
Classification:
Gaming pieces
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1948
Accession Number:
48.101.196
Not on view
Excavated in Nishapur, Iran by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expedition; 1948, acquired by the Museum in the division of finds

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. 13 (b/w).

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