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