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Title: 1965T6072.6 Backgammon Draught
Description: 1965T6072.6
Game - Backgammon Draught - 1 of Set, in Original Cases, 1600-1700
Pinto Collection - Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.
Made in Eger, Bohemia (Southern Germany)
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 specialized woodworker then built up the portrait of the Roman Emperor Augustus from pieces of wood which were glued together and then carved to make a relief marquetry known as Eger work.
Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Pinto Collection
17th Century
Board game
Social history
Recreation & Leisure
Social history
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0