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Game Box | Italian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Game Box (open) ~ Italian ~ 14th century ~ Bone, wood, stain over wood core with paper and textile lining, metal mounts ~ Metropolitan Museum of Art ~ Bone and wood inlays embellish exterior of this wood box. The top is designed for backgammon or the game of tables, while the sides contain repeating lozenges with pinwheel patterns. The underside functions as a chessboard with stained bone squares, alternating green and natural bone color.