Saturday, May 26, 2012

Chess and Backgammon

I love finding representations of games in period sources and my daughter, even at the age of 7, enjoys playing chess.  I have no idea where she gets it, because neither my husband nor I am strategists.

Chess - Maître Ingold, Das Goldene Spiel, ("Le Jeu d'or"). Augsbourg, Günther Zainer, 1472

Backgammon - Der Renner, Austria - M.763  fol. 134v; last quarter of 15th century

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