Andalus chess piece


This is an ivory chess piece from the Al-Andalus, 10th to 11th century. It has a female seated figure in a long tunic. She is sitting on a throne, while the ivory around her has been decorated with a hare and gazelles with palmettes in their mouthes. The piece is in the Dumbarton Oaks Museum in Washington.

Taken from Qantara.

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