Chessman, or counter for a game

Chessman, or counter for a game. Columnar rod mosaic. Floral pattern in red and green in an opaque black matrix.

Historical period(s)
Ptolemaic Dynasty or Roman period, 305 BCE-14 CE
Medium
Glass
Dimensions
H x W: 2.4 x 2.6 cm (15/16 x 1 in)
Geography
Syria
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1909.784
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Glass, Toy and Entertainment
Type

Gaming piece

Keywords
chess, flower, game playing, Ptolemaic Dynasty (305 - 30 BCE), Roman Period (30 BCE - 395 CE), Syria
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Chessman, or counter for a game. Columnar rod mosaic. Floral pattern in red and green in an opaque black matrix.

Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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