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Chess Piece, Rook

Object Name:
Chess piece
Date:
8th–10th century
Geography:
Attributed to Western Islamic Lands
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
H. 2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm) L. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm) W. 1 15/16 in. ( 5 cm)
Classification:
Gaming pieces
Credit Line:
Pfeiffer Fund, 1967
Accession Number:
67.151.2
Not on view
[ Klaus Hönisch, Munich, Germany, until 1967; sold to MMA]
New York. Asia Society. "Asian Games: The Art of Contest," October 14, 2004–January 18, 2005, no. 12:3.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. "Asian Games: The Art of Contest," February 26, 2005–May 15, 2005, no. 12:3.

Middlebury College Museum of Art. "Asian Games: The Art of Contest," September 8, 2005–December 11, 2005, no. 12:3.

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. 6 (b/w).

Mackenzie, Colin, and Irving Finkel, ed. Asian Games The Art of Contest. New York: Asia Society, 2004. no. 12:3, p. 140, ill. (color).



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