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Abstract Tulip Style Set with Ashtāpada Board from the Dr. George and Vivian Dean Collection of over rare historical chess sets. Chess Pieces, Game Pieces, History Of Chess, Art Through The Ages, Chess Players, Kings Game, Family Game Night, Family Games, Game Theory

Exhibitions

The mission of the World Chess Hall of Fame is to educate visitors, fans, players and scholars by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the game of chess and its continuing cultural and artistic significance.

 Thomas guild - medieval woodworking, furniture and other crafts: Faulty medieval chess boards Medieval Games, Medieval Art, Medieval Manuscript, Illuminated Manuscript, History Of Chess, Romulus And Remus, Medieval Furniture, History Activities, Book Of Hours

St. Thomas guild - medieval woodworking, furniture and other crafts

The Saint Thomasguild blog focusses on information of reproduction of medieval furniture, tools and other arts and crafts, as well as living history activities of the Dutch re-enactment group.

painting in a church in Täby Sweden by Albertus Pinktor inspired Ingmar Bergman where the knight Antonius Block plays chess with Death Medieval Games, Medieval Life, Medieval Art, Memento Mori, Dance Of Death, Vanitas, Illustrations, Illustration Art, Fresco

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mortem-et-necromantia: “ This painting in a church in Täby, Sweden, by Albertus Pinktor around 1480, inspired Ingmar Bergman, where the knight, Antonius Block, plays chess with Death. Photo By Hans...

Amber court gameboard, with complete set of amber chessmen, Michael Redlin, Gdańsk (Danzig), ca 1700 History Of Chess, Backgammon, Play Therapy Techniques, Brass Fittings, Amber Jewelry, Russian Art, Metropolitan Museum, Art Decor, Decoration

Kunstkammer Georg Laue

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Chess Set Persia, century The Metropolitan Museum of Art “This nearly complete chess set is one of the earliest extant examples in the world. The pieces are abstract forms: the shah (king) is represented as a throne; the vizier (the equivalent. History Of Chess, Art History, Chess Pieces, Game Pieces, Medieval Games, Kings Game, 12th Century, Ancient Art, Metropolitan Museum

Strikingly "modern" chessmen

These pieces from Iran surprisingly date from the 12th century. They are crafted of molded and glazed "stonepaste." Islamic stone-paste, also called fritware and quartz frit, is a ceramic material which seems to have been first manufactured in Iraq in the 9th century... made by combining clay with quartz or other siliceous material, as well as glass frit, to which is adjoined an organic compound such as gum or glue for binding... Islamic stone-paste was invented to give a stronger body to…

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« Le livre appellé Decameron, autrement le prince Galeot surnommé, qui contient cent nouvelles racomptées en dix jours par sept femmes et trois jouvenceaulx, lequel livre ja pieça compila et escripvi Jehan Boccace de Celtald en langaige florentin, et qui nagueres a esté translaté premierement en latin et secondement en françois, a Paris, a l'ostel de noble, sage et honneste homme Bureau de Dampmartin, citoien de Paris, escuier conseillier de trés puissant et trés noble prince Charles, VIe de son nom, roy de France, par moy Laurent de Premierfait, famillier dudit Bureau, lesqueles deux translations, par trois ans faites, furent accomplies le quinziesme jour de juing l'an mil quatre cens et XIIII »

« Le livre appellé Decameron, autrement le prince Galeot surnommé, qui contient cent nouvelles racomptées en dix jours par sept femmes et trois jouvenceaulx, lequel livre ja pieça compila et escripvi Jehan Boccace de Celtald en langaige florentin, et qui nagueres a esté translaté premierement en latin et secondement en françois, a Paris, a l'ostel de noble, sage et honneste homme Bureau de Dampmartin, citoien de Paris, escuier conseillier de trés puissant et trés noble prince Charles, VIe de…

Rubber stamp chess set Marcel Duchamp 1918 Example postcard game with notes History Of Chess, Marcel Duchamp, High Art, Event Organization, Art Photography, My Favorite Things, Stamps, Chess Sets, Postcards

Peón come a Duchamp (Primera parte)

«Hoy me conformo con jugar. Todavía soy una víctima del ajedrez. Tiene toda la belleza del arte y mucho más. No puede ser comercializado. El ajedrez es más puro que el arte en su posición social. Las piezas de ajedrez son los bloques del alfabeto que moldean los pensamientos; aunque...

Chess players from the Willehalm Codex by Wolfram von Eschenbach, 1334 Medieval Games, Medieval Life, Medieval Art, Medieval Manuscript, Illuminated Manuscript, Wolfram Von Eschenbach, History Of Chess, Green Knight, Medieval Furniture

Medieval chess and variants

The Saint Thomasguild blog focusses on information of reproduction of medieval furniture, tools and other arts and crafts, as well as living history activities of the Dutch re-enactment group.

In this list we approach some of the most interesting areas and facts relating to chess which makes it one of the most popular games. Its long history History Of Chess, Portal Do Professor, Medieval Games, 10 Interesting Facts, History Activities, Famous Photos, Old Art, Art Boards, King Arthur

Jacobo da Cassole (1494)

Incisione tratta dalla copertina del “Libro di giuocho di scacchi” di Jacobo da Cassole, stampato a Firenze nel 1494.

The Sandomierz chessmen. Two almost complete sets (with only four pieces… Chess Pieces, Game Pieces, Game Boards, Board Games, History Of Chess, How To Play Chess, Vikings Game, Deer Horns, 11th Century

The Sandomierz chessmen. Two almost complete sets (with only four pieces missing) have been excavated in 1972 in Sandomierz, Poland. This stunning discovery has been housed in District Museum in Sandomierz since 1980 and is one of its most valuable archaeological exhibits. The pieces are from end of the 11th century to the beginning of the 12th century and are made of deer horn. They were most likely brought to Poland from Middle East during the Crusades.