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Game Piece with Enthroned Figure
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Game Piece with Enthroned Figure


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Description On this richly carved game piece, two soldiers present a sheep to an enthroned figure. The dark stone inlay used for the figures' eyes and the deep, fine carving indicate costly workmanship. The border is partially restored.
Exhibitions
  • Checkmate! Medieval People at Play. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010.
Provenance Sigismund Bardac, Paris. Julius Boehler, Munich. Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1926; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1926

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Creators
Period
mid 12th century (Medieval)
Medium
walrus ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.141
Measurements
Diam: 2 1/8 x D: 5/8 in. (5.45 x 1.55 cm)
Geographies
  • north France (?) (Place of Origin)
  • England, United Kingdom (?) (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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