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#ChessmenAndChessSets
Chess piece: King (König)
Engraving
from: G. Selenus, Das Schach- und König-Spiel, Leipzig: Groß, 1616
#chessmen #king #VisualArts #engraving #Selenus1616 #ChessInVisualArts
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I am curious if this imagery represents an actual chess piece or the idea of a chess piece. If it points to a physical object - do you have any idea of what it would have been made of? Wood? Bone? Ivory? Thanks.
The image is from the first German chess book that employs the reformed rules by Gustavus Selenus 1616. So there is no dount that it is actually a chessman. But the engraving might be idealized.


Mareike König schrieb einen Mastodon-Leitfaden für Historiker:innen archivalia.hypotheses.org/159837 via @hypothesesorg


Old and young, we are all on our last voyage.
Good day to you.

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"La fin nous fait tous egaux"
Woodcut
3,1 x 5,3 cm
Emblem from:
Gilles Corrozet:
Hecatongraphie
Paris: Groulleau, 1548
#chess #death #moral #VisualArts #woodcut #emblem #EmblemBook

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The Chess Players
c. 1475
Liberale da Verona

(Met Museum)

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Queen Chess Piece
13th century

Scandinavian

The Queen was one of medieval Europe’s key contributions to the game of chess as it is known today. Beginning in the 12th century, Queens gradually replaced the Viziers of the Islamic and Persian chess tradition.

(Met Museum)

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Thomas Hyde (1637-1703)
Portrait by an unknown artist
Oil on canvas
116 x 90 cm
acquired before 1725
Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford @bodleianlibs
#ThomasHyde #portrait #painting
📷 artuk.org/discover/artwo…

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#StaircaseSaturday

Artwork in grounds of Sudeley Castle once upon a time.

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@CuseKicks presents on the digital ludeme project, about the reconstruction of game play on the game of 58 holes #asor22 @ASOResearch

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#ChessmenAndChessSets
Representation of indian chess pieces
Illustration from:
Thomas Hyde (1636-1703):         
De Ludis Orientalibus Libri Duo
[Oxonii]: [Theatrum Sheldonianum], 1694; Vol. I, p. 137
#chessmen #India #VisualArts #engraving #ThomasHyde #ChessHistory #Hyde1694

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Four places to find archaeologists on #Mastodon

#archaeology hashtag

Archaeo.social server

GitHub list of archaeologists: stark1tty.github.io/Mastodon-Archa…

Google sheet list of archaeologists: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…

Let's cross the threshold to our human past

Photograph of archaeological ruins. In front is a stone wall with a threshold with steps leading into the footprint of a building from thousands of years ago
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Check out Five Rare Books for Collectors: Chess finebooksmagazine.com/blog/five-rare… via @finebooks

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@emiliacastelao Two of my favorite artworks
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Interested in all cultural aspects of chess (arts, history, sciences, society
...)?
➡️ #chess + #ChessInVisualArts #ChessHistory #ChessAndSociety #ChessAndMusic #ChessAndPolitics etc.
➡️ @babel56

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thinking about one of my favorite paintings ‘The Chess Problem’ by john macdonald aiken

(Perth Museum & Art Gallery)
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That's a fantastic painting; I'm not familiar with Aiken's work, I'll have to go look him up!


Conclusions:

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@CuseKicks has been using AI to have a computer play the game according to different rules, trying to determine how the game was played exactly. So fascinating!

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Look at all these beautiful ancient board games 🥰

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Map of where the game has been found in archaeological contexts
#ASOR22

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So excited for this @Archaeogaming talk by @CuseKicks on the ancient game of 58 Holes! 😍

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In the event of a Twitter Apocalypse, you can still find Game Cultures Society on Facebook -

facebook.com/gameculturesso…

Let's keep in touch, come what may!

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Hand made WW2 Prisoner of War Playing Cards - made by German soldiers held captive by US troops wopc.co.uk/contributors/p…

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“Chess is a lobster. A violent lobster.”
Salvador Dalí
#realchessquotes

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This detail of the Theban Book of the Death (Egypt, c. 3250 yrs ago), shows the scribe Ani's hand making his move at a Senet game, to check out the afterlife...

The game piece is lifted with the same hand gesture as we would pick up a chess piece today!

The British Museum

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Den 1. Herbst-Grand-Prix im Schnellschach, der aus vier einzelnen Turnieren bestand, konnte Johannes Karthäuser gewinnen, obwohl er nur 3 Turniere mitspielen konnte. Ingram Braun, der noch vor der letzten Runde führte, wurde 2. #Göttingen #Schach #Schnellschach

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Glückwunsch und Prosit!

The painting was shown in the #Duchamps exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art Frankfurt/Main this year with a similar one next to it (my own photo). #ChessArt #ChessHistory

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Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)
Study for “Portrait of Chess Players”
Ink and watercolor on paper
1911
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
#chess #ChessPlayer #VisualArts #painting #MarcelDuchamp
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#ChessHistory
Postcard with 16 handwritten signatures from most of the participants in the #ChessTournamentBadenBaden1925
#KPAC83, #550, €450
#chess #ChessAutographs
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#ChessHistory
Postcard with handwritten text from #AlexanderAlekhine to #EdmondLancel
Signed and dated: Paris, 28.07.1924
#KPAC83, #547, €450
#chess #ChessAutographs #ChessTournamentNewYork1924
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Alekhine writes to Lancel concerning some programme points of a tournament at the beginning of August. At the end he gives his address in Paris. The front shows the participants in the chess tournament in New York 1924 (Marshall, Tartakower, Maróczy, Alekhine, Réti, Bogoljubow, Yates, Capablanca, Janowski, Ed. Lasker, Em. Lasker).
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#ChessLiterature
P. R. v. Bilguer: Handbuch des Schachspiels. 4th ed. Leipzig 1864.
Annotated copy of #MaxLange (1832-1899) from the #chess book collection of #LotharSchmid (1928-2013).
#KPAC83, #554, €600
#ChessAutographs
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#ChessHistory
Handwritten letter by #JoséRaúlCapablanca
Signed and dated: Hotel Alcron Praha, 06.02.1935
#KPAC83, #570, €450
#chess #ChessAutographs
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#ChessLiterature
Richard Twiss: Chess. 2 parts in 1 vol. London 1787-1789.
Annotated copy of #HJRMurray (1868-1955) from the #chess book collection of #LotharSchmid (1928-2013)
#KPAC83, #685, €240
#ChessAutographs #ChessHistory
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#ChessHistory
Postcard from the #ChessTournamentDresden1926 with 16 handwritten signatures of the participants and officials
#KPAC83, #578, €450
#chess #ChessAutographs
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Some highlights from
#KPAC83 #545-691 (Section: Chess autographs and signed editions)
#chess #ChessAutographs #ChessLiterature #ChessHistory #ChessMemorabilia
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#675
#547
#566
#570


#ChessMemorabilia
Envelope with printed motif for the #ChessOlympiad1960 (Leipzig) with handwritten signatures of #BobbyFischer, #VasilySmyslov and #MikhailTal
#KPAC83, #622, €240
#chess #ChessAutographs
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Auf der Vorderseite des Umschlages sind die eigenhändigen Unterschriften der ehemaligen Schachweltmeister Bobby Fischer (1943 – 2008), Wassili Smyslow (1921 - 2010), und Michail Tal (1936 – 1992). Links daneben die gedruckte Darstellung des Alten Rathauses in Leipzig, ein Springer und die Aufschrift "Ersttagsbrief XIV. Schach - Olympiade Leipzig ... 1960" und darüber der Sonderstempel mit Motiv einer Springerfigur. Zustand: Umschlag etwas gebräunt und mit geringen Gebrauchsspuren. Schönes Sammlerstück.     €     240,00


#ChessHistory
Handwritten letter by #HowardStaunton
Signed and dated: 11.08.1869
#KPAC83, #668, €300
#chess #ChessAutographs
📷 klittich-pfankuch.de/auktio40/AK33b…
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During this time period, gambling was strictly prohibited, so taverns had to be clever to get around the inspectors. Of course, it might get a little, er, dicey if the inspectors came in during a heated game.🎲

To find out how to play, see link. 3/ ancientgames.org/ludus-duodecim…
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