Chess set, anonymous, c. 1550

Chess set, anonymous, c. 1550

boxwood (hardwood), h 10.5cm × d 5.2cm. More details

The black king in this chess set looks like Emperor Charles V. He wears the chain of the Order of the Golden Fleece and is shown on horseback, trampling a dragon, just as the emperor conquered his enemies. The bishops are knights on horseback, the rooks are jeering fools with monkeys, and the pawns resemble pikemen or regular soldiers.

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