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Backgammon Draught - 1 of Set, in Original Cases

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T6072.2
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1600 - 1700


This backgammon games piece is one of a set of 28 games pieces which were made in the town of Eger in southern Germany in the 17th century. The turner has used sycamore, which has been stained black. Another specialised woodworker then built up the portrait from pieces of wood which have been glued together and then carved to make a relief marquetry known as Eger work.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:17th century
Medium:Turned. Carved. Possibly stained sycamore?
Place of Origin:Eger, Bohemia


Height:1.2 cm
Diameter:5.1 cm