Painted Box for Game Pieces


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304

The unicorn appears at the front left, near a stag, the forest animal it most closely resembles. Judging from its painted decoration and shape, this box probably contained disk-shaped pieces for tric trac, a game similar to backgammon.

Painted Box for Game Pieces, Wood, polychromy and metal mounts, German

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