Ottoman chess pieces

This Ottoman rock crystal chess set is from 16th-17th century. They are stylised, as opposed to Western chess pieces. The height of the king is 40 cm, with one side set with table cut rubies (from Afghanistan or Burma) and the other with emeralds (possibly from the New World), held to the crystal in a lobe mount. Information from Qantara but the set is in the Topkapi Sarayi Museum.

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