The chess set of which this king (right) and counselor (left) are a part is thought to represent the battle between King Sikander of Greece (Alexander the Great) and King Porus of India in 327 BC.


  • Title: Chessmen
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: late 19th century
  • Location: India
  • Physical Dimensions: w3¼ x h8½ x d3¼ in (taller figure)
  • Media: ivory
  • Credit Line: Gift of Erwin E. Ezzes
  • Provenance: Collection of Maryhill Museum of Art
  • Type: Recreational Artifact
  • Rights: http://www.maryhillmuseum.org/discover/about-maryhill-museum-of-art/press-room/images-for-publication

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