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Title: 1965T6072.2 Backgammon Draught
Description: 1965T6072.2
Game - Backgammon Draught - 1 of Set, 1600-1700
Pinto Collection - Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.
This backgammon games piece is one of a set of 28 games pieces which were made in the town of Eger in southern Germany in the 17th century. The turner has used sycamore, which has been stained black. Another specialised woodworker then built up the portrait from pieces of wood which have been glued together and then carved to make a relief marquetry known as Eger work.
Keywords:
Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
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Wood
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Pinto Collection
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17th Century
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Turned
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Board game
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Social history
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Recreation & Leisure
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Treen
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Social history
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Gambling
   
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0