Cinq pions d'échecs ayyoubides ou mamelouques Five Ayyubid or Mamluk marvered gl…
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Cinq pions d'échecs ayyoubides ou mamelouques

Five Ayyubid or Mamluk marvered glass chess pieces, Egypt or Syria, 12th-14th century Green, blue and orange glass and ribboned glass paste, in the shape of a flask and a shell. Base diam. 2 to 2.7 cm H. from 1.3 to 4.2 cm Provenance : Public sale, France, Collection of M. de Wilde (1929-2019). Bibliography: Published in R. de Wilde, Poids, Balances et Pions des Civilisations Anciennes, 2017, p.232 and reproduced on p. 260. Oeuvres comparables / Similar works : Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Accession number 1972.9.3. Al Sabah Collection, inv. n°LNS 354 G., which appears to belong to the same group as the red ribboned brown glass pawn. Of the same size, pattern and decoration, the two pieces could have belonged to the same game, distinguishing each opponent by the color of their marbling. D. Freeman Fahid mentions another piece of the same type in a private collection.

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Cinq pions d'échecs ayyoubides ou mamelouques

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