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

Medieval game pieces

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© Museum of London

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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.
 

Artist/Photographer/Maker

 

Date

1000 AD - 1200 AD
 

Image Number

000582
 

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