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Chessmen (chess pieces) in the form of Saracens and Crusaders.

Date
[between 1800 and 1899?]
Reference
553759i
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Description

The white pieces represent mediaeval Christians of the period of the Crusades, while the red pieces represent their Muslim enemies

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified], [between 1800 and 1899?]

Physical description

32 sculptures : ivory, 16 of them painted in red ; various sizes

References note

To be checked in: Hans and Barbara Holländer, Schach Partie durch Zeiten und Welten, Edition Braus 2005

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 553759i


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