- Museum number
Carved wooden game-board for backgammon with second board for chess on the reverse; metal hinges; face decorated with scene of a horse-drawn carriage processing in front of the so-called "Maiden Tower" at Baku; decoration in the centre, repeated on each side but reversed to face the different players, of an embracing couple in 18thC or 19thC dress and enclosed within a decorative floral medallion; separate bag containing gaming-pieces (b).
- Production date
Length: 47.60 centimetres
Weight: 1.452 kilograms
Thickness: 2 centimetres (opened)
Width: 24.50 centimetres (folded)
Width: 49.30 centimetres (open)
- Curator's comments
- The decoration on the face evokes life in Baku in the 19th century when it was part of Russia, whereas the medallions within are in Iranian style.
- On display (G42/dc12)
- Fair; new
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- Registration number