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Chessmen

Object Number:16430L
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Korean
Provenience: Korea
Date Made: 19th Century - 1893
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1893
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Credit Line:Purchased at/from the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

Description

There are 2 large (16430 B-C), 16 medium (R-GG), 14 small (D-Q) men in this chess set. These men were used to play jang-gi or chess (장기). Each man is an octagon shaped piece of wood with either a red and green Chinese character on both sides. The chessboard(16430A) that goes along with these men is currently missing

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