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Castle Chessman

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Boxwood. Hollow rectangle with addorsed helmeted heads on top and crenellated rim Borders in geometric design enclose animals with instruments in rather high relief.

Provenance

Dr. Philip Nelson (b. 1872 - d. 1953), Liverpool. 1954, Mrs. F. Drey; 1954, sold by Mrs. Drey, through Mr. Kofler, Lucerne, to the MFA for $1120. (Accession Date: September 9, 1954)

Credit Line

Helen and Alec Colburn Fund

English, Medieval, late 12th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

6.35 x 3.81 cm (2 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

54.931

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture