Chess and other games pieces from Islamic lands

Author : Deborah Freeman Fahid

Among the many treasures of The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, are hundreds of games pieces dating from the seventh to the nineteenth century CE. Intricately crafted in a rich variety of materials, including ivory, wood, ceramic, glass, jade, and agate, these tiny objects not only mark the evolution of familiar games into their modern forms, but also evoke the imperial palaces, military camps, and herders? tents in which they were played over many centuries.

Published Date : 27 Mar 2019
Page : 344
Publisher : Thames & Hudson

MARC INFORMATION

020 a : ISBN 
9780500970911 
041 a : Language 
eng 
050 b : Publish Year 
2018 
100 a : Author 
245 a : Title 
Chess and other games pieces from Islamic lands 
260 b : Name of publisher 
Thames & Hudson 
300 a : Total pages 
344 
520 a : Description 
Among the many treasures of The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, are hundreds of games pieces dating from the seventh to the nineteenth century CE. Intricately crafted in a rich variety of materials, including ivory, wood, ceramic, glass, jade, and agate, these tiny objects not only mark the evolution of familiar games into their modern forms, but also evoke the imperial palaces, military camps, and herders? tents in which they were played over many centuries. 
650 a : Subject 
852 a : Library Location 
Jewelry Design Collection 

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