A group of ivory chess pieces Nishapur
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A group of ivory and jet Gaming Pieces Persia, 9th/ 10th Century(23)
Sold for £6,250 (US$ 10,505) inc. premium
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A group of ivory and jet Gaming Pieces
Persia, 9th/ 10th Century
comprising nineteen ivory and four jet, of various forms, some decorated with circles and concentric bands
the largest 5.8 cm. high(23)

Footnotes

  • For a discussion of early Islamic gaming pieces, see Anna Contadini, "Islamic Ivory Chess Pieces, Draughtsmen and Dice", in James Allan (ed.), Islamic Art, Vol. X, part one, Oxford, 1995, pp. 111-54; and C Wilkinson, Chess: East and West, Past and Present, a selection from the Gustav A. Pfeiffer Collection, New York, 1968,
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