Islamic Ivory Set and Board

 
     
     
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Rare design 19th century Muslim Indian Ivory Chess Set. The unusual ribbed
turned ivory chessmen stained cochineal red and green. Comes with interesting lift up top bone storage casket. The bone decorated with attractive red a green circle designs and laid onto brass. The inside lined with brown leather. Also there is a 20th century Islamic style red material and twisted gold thread chessboard. These aesthetically pleasing different shapes evolved to donate the various chess pieces in Islamic countries, as the use of human and animal forms is prohibited in the Muslim religion. King 2 (5 cms.) high. Casket 6.25x4.75x4.25 inches (16x12x11cms.)

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