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Chess Piece, King

Object Name:
Chess piece
Date:
8th–10th century
Geography:
Attributed to Western Islamic Lands
Medium:
Jet; carved
Dimensions:
3 9/16 x 2 3/8 x 2 5/16in. (9 x 6 x 5.8cm)
Classification:
Gaming pieces
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Balamuth, 1971
Accession Number:
1971.105.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 457
Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Balamuth, New York (until 1971; gifted to MMA)
New York. Asia Society. "Asian Games: The Art of Contest," October 14, 2004–January 18, 2005, no. 12:18.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. "Asian Games: The Art of Contest," February 26, 2005–May 15, 2005, no. 12:18.

Middlebury College Museum of Art. "Asian Games: The Art of Contest," September 8, 2005–December 11, 2005, no. 12:18.

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. 5 (b/w).

Mackenzie, Colin, and Irving Finkel, ed. Asian Games The Art of Contest. New York: Asia Society, 2004. no. 12:18, p. 151, ill. (color).



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