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A CARVED WOODEN CHESS PIECE
A CARVED WOODEN CHESS PIECE

EASTERN ANATOLIA OR IRAN, 10TH/11TH CENTURY?

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A CARVED WOODEN CHESS PIECE
EASTERN ANATOLIA OR IRAN, 10TH/11TH CENTURY?
Of arched cylindrical form, deeply carved with confronted felines surmounted by rhinoceroses, the upper surface with a band of interlace, the back with a band of kufic surrounding paired felines divided by a further band of kufic, small losses and rubbing to some areas
2.7/8in. (7.2cm.) high
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