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Tile with Women Playing a Board Game

Jin dynasty (1115–1234)

Board game from BL Stowe 17, f. 141

Marginal miniature of two men playing a board game, perhaps chess. Image taken from f. 141 of Book of Hours, Use of Maastricht ('The Maastricht Hours'). Written in Latin, with a calendar and final prayers in French.

Adoration of the Magi from BL Burn 18, upper board

Plaquette of the Adoration of the Magi. Image taken from upper board of Four Gospels and Hebrews 12:17-13:25, imperfect (see notes), adapted for liturgical use. Written in Greek.

Folding Game Board

This folding game board for both chess and backgammon uses block marquetry and hardwood inlays to create geometric borders. The ends of the game board each contain an assembled ivory or bone strip carved in rel... more

Chess and goose game board

This Game of the Goose or Goose game board seems to be the oldest survival of a game firstly mentioned in Italy in 1480. Popular at the Medici court of Florence, it is documented in June 1597 by John Wolfe who ... more

Board for Ruling Paper

Before the scribe could begin copying text onto folios, he had to rule the sheets in some discreet manner to produce lines to follow when writing the text. These lines could be made in a variety of ways. The mo... more