Medieval London

Chess Piece in the Form of a Knight

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Title

Chess Piece in the Form of a Knight

Subject

Equestrian Items; Recreation and Games; Weapons and Armor

Description

This ivory chess piece is an excellent example of the armor used to protect humans and horses after 1350. The knight can also clearly be seen wearing rowel spurs, which by this time, according to Blanche M. A. Ellis and Geoff Egan, had become more common than prick spurs.

Source

Ellis, Blanche M. A., and Geoff Egan. “Spurs and Spur Fittings.” In The Medieval Horse and its Equipment: c. 1150-c.1450, edited by John Clark, 124-156. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2004.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. “Chess Piece in the Form of a Knight.” Accessed September 25, 2019. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/27389?&searchField=All&sortBy=Relevance&when=A.D.+1000-1400&where=United+Kingdom&ft=knight&offset=0&rpp=20&pos=3.

Date

ca. 1350-60

Contributor

Jamie Hashem

Type

Still image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Chess Piece

Physical Dimensions

6.1 centimeters tall
6.4 centimeters long
1.6 centimeters wide

Files

Chess Piece MET.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Chess Piece in the Form of a Knight,” Medieval London, accessed June 22, 2024, https://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/336.

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