Chessmen and Chess

  title={Chessmen and Chess},
  author={Charles Kyrle Wilkinson},
  journal={Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin},
  • C. K. Wilkinson
  • Published 1 May 1943
  • History, Economics
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin
Chess has been played for more than a millennium in the Near East, and it has been our good fortune to find a dozen carved ivory chessmen in a house of the early ninth century in Nishapur. These pieces are valuable, for very few of such antiquity have survived although the game was widely spread at that time. When they were made, chess had been known in Persia for two or three centuries. It did not originate there, however, but in India, whence it spread both east and west. The invention of the… 
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    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Humanitarian Series
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