Game Board, Bone, wood, horn, stain and gilding over wood core with metal mounts, Italian

Game Board

Date:
15th century
Geography:
Made in Venice, Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Bone, wood, horn, stain and gilding over wood core with metal mounts
Dimensions:
Overall (closed): 16 5/8 x 9 15/16 x 2 9/16 in. (42.2 x 25.2 x 6.5 cm)
Overall (opened): 1 1/4 x 16 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. (3.2 x 42.2 x 49.9 cm)
Classification:
Ivories-Bone
Credit Line:
Gift of The Salgo Trust for Education, New York, in memory of Nicolas M. Salgo, 2010
Accession Number:
2010.109.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 307
Checkered on one side to accommodate a game of chess, this board is marked on the reverse for a game of backgammon. The artist made it foldable for easy storage and transport.
Nicolas M. Salgo(until 2005); Salgo Trust for Education(2005–2010)