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Chess Set


Artist Unknown (China)


18th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G336
Chess Set, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ivory (Do Not Use) | Ivory
Size: 7 1/4 in. (18.42 cm) (tallest)3 5/8 in. (9.21 cm) (smallest)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 18th century
Physical Description: set of 32 chessmen, sixteen red and sixteen white (natural); each chaessman stands on a carved filigree globe, within which are one or more free carved balls; the globe rests on small turned stem, and the foot is carved with double row of lotus design
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of James F. and Louise H. Bell in memory of James S. and Sallie M. Bell
Accession Number: 31.35.1-32
Added to Site: February 28, 2009