Castle Chessman

English
Medieval
late 12th century
Artist Unidentified artist (Swedish)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

54.931

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

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