Medieval game pieces

Medieval game pieces
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 31cm x 22cm

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Medieval game pieces. Disc-shaped pieces made of bone, wood or ivory were used for playing a game called 'tables'. From left to right: Bone game piece with grotesque design of bird or beast pecking at indistinguishable object, with neck of second bird or beast similarly engaged in background. The piece in the centre is decorated with concentric circles and band of ring and dot ornament. The piece on the right is decorated with a large hole in centre with concentric circles and one row of circle and dot ornament.

Image Details

Date
 
1000 AD - 1200 AD
Image Number
 
000582

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