Both backgammon and chess were popular in the Islamic world and the combined boards of the form found here are known at least from the 14th century onwards. An all-wood non folding example is in Granada (Arte islámico en Granada, exhibition catalogue, Granada, 1995, no.181, p.427). Another much more elaborate example was sold at Sotheby's, 24 October 2007, lot 158. The note to that cites a third example in the Kunsthistorischesmuseum, Vienna. A further particularly elaborate example, which has been attributed to Italy but dating from circa 1500 and showing very considerable Islamic influence, is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (Islamische Kunst und Kultur aus Osmanischer Zeit, exhibition catalogue, Frankfurt-am-Main, 1985, vol.2, no, p.330).