Chess Piece in the Form of a Knight

Date Created: 22 May 2018

Author: Unknown

Source: The Internet, Huisheng Chen

Owner: Metropoliltan Museum

Location: New York, USA

Link to: Website

  • Netherlands
  • USA
  • Unidentified Bird of Prey
  • Sculpture
  • 15th Century
  • 16th Century
  • Hunting
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Chess Piece in the Form of a Knight

ca. 1500
Elephant ivory
Overall: 2 13/16 x 1 7/8 x 15/16 in. (7.2 x 4.8 x 2.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Pfeiffer Fund, 1984
Accession Number:
With many thanks to Mr Huisheng Chen

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