Lot 136. A Fatimid rock crystal chess piece, Egypt, 11th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's.
carved in four sections with deep bevel-cut foliate designs, the base border with dash details; 3cm.
From the Collection of Lothar Schmid ((1928-2013)
Note: For further information on rock crystal chess pieces, see A. Contadini, 'Rock Crystal: Rock Crystal Pieces in the V&A.', ch.1 in Fatimid Art at the Victoria and Albert Museum, V&A Publications, London, 1998.