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Sixteen ivory and bone chess and other gaming pieces, Persia or Egypt, 9th-11th century
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Sixteen ivory and bone chess and other gaming pieces, Persia or Egypt, 9th-11th century
of differing forms, cylindrical, waisted, bulbous and domical, variously decorated with incised bands and dots and circles
Quantity: 16
5cm. max.
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Catalogue Note

For a discussion of chess and other medieval gaming pieces found at Fustat, see A. Contadini, 'Islamic Ivory Chess Pieces, Draughtsmen & Dice', in James Allan (ed.), Islamic Art in the Ashmolean Museum, vol.X, Part One, Oxford, 1995, pp.111-154. See also, C. Wilkinson, Chess: East and West, Past and Present, a selection from the Gustav A. Pfeiffer Collection, New York, 1968.

Arts of the Islamic World

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