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Game Piece with an Eagle Attacking a Hare

Date:
ca. 1100–1200
Geography:
Made in Cologne, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Walrus ivory
Dimensions:
Overall: diam. 2 x 3/8 in. (diam. 5.1 x 1 cm)
Classification:
Ivories-Walrus
Credit Line:
Gift of The Salgo Trust for Education, New York, in memory of Nicolas M. Salgo, 2010
Accession Number:
2010.109.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
The subject may refer to falconry, the most noble hunting pastime within the feudal society.
Rainer Zietz Limited, London (until 1982); Nicolas M. Salgo(until 2005); Salgo Trust for Education(2005–2010)
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