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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:1965T6072.23
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1600 - 1700

Notes

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 disc is turned from sycamore. The portrait on the face has been built up from pieces of wood which were 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?
Material(s):Ink
Place of Origin:Eger, Bohemia

Dimensions

Height:1.2 cm
Diameter:5 cm