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Bishop ? chess piece

Standing human figure wearing red dress (trimmed black and gold), gilt hat; left aim at side; right arm bent; something in hand; something at back; left side (could be wineskin, sack ?)

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Knight chess piece

Human figure seated on a horse; rider wearing beret (?); long jacket, sash; rider holding rein in left hand, covered knife in right; horse's mouth open, teeth visible; mounted on oval, pulley-shaped base

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King chess piece

A yellow, crudely carved decorated elephant carrying a capped mahout on its neck and another figure in a canopy and umbrella covered howdah; elephant's trunk and tail attached to base; elephant's mouth open; both figures wearing blue; figure under howdah craning his neck

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Rook chess piece

Carved; turned and drilled; tower figure; brick design, conic roof with serrated edges; below roof is a shallow bowl-shaped structure with serrated edges; Sandalwood

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Rook chess piece

Carved and turned tower figure; carved brick design; umbrella-like roof with serrated edges; hourglass-shaped finial on top; circular base; Black stain

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Rook chess piece

Tower figure, checker-like design; umbrella-like roof with serrated edges; carved, turned and drilled; hourglass-shaped finial on top; circular base; Brown stain

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Knight chess piece

A horse carrying on its back a warrior; rider wears a helmet, gauntlets; spurred boots, holding a spear in right hand, rein in left; horse's legs are bent, wearing bridle; horse mounted on domed rectangular platform; rectangular block base

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Delhi chess piece

Very elaborately carved carrying three human figures; mahout sits on elephant's head under a canopy; two other figures sit in an elaborate covered howdah; elephant covered with a throw; elephant's right foreleg raised; elephant's tail attached to base; oval pulley-shaped base

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Bishop chess piece

Juggernaut car with a seated driver pulled by two horses; both horses are + rearing, decorated with beads and tassels; car is a small palace with many archways; driver's left leg bent up, right leg hanging down, left leg holding reins ; black stain

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King chess piece

A small finely decorated piece; an elephant carrying three figures; mahout sitting on elephant's head, 2 figures sitting in a covered howdah; elephant's trunk curved to right, tail attached to rear right leg; black oval spool- shaped base

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Queen chess piece

Finely decorated elephant carrying 3 figures; a mahout sitting on its head, 2 figures sitting in a howdah; middle figure holds a spear in right hand; elephant's tusks are rounded at ends; brown oval pulley-shaped base ; Brown stain

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Knight chess piece

A covered camel carrying a human figure; driver wearing a beret (?); sash, carrying a club (?) in right hand; holding a thread rein in left hand; camel's throw decorated with square-dot pattern; brown oval pulley-shaped base

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Pawn chess piece

Standing human figure wearing a pleated knee-length tunic; shield resting; large sash; dome-shaped hat; bent on left horn; sword handle in hand; right arm bent; tall spear in hand; pulley-shaped brown base; spear removable ; Brown stain

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Knight chess piece

Covered camel with disproportionatley large head carrying human figure; rider wearing chaps, domed hat; wide sash, carrying spear in left hand; both arms bent; camel in walking stance; oval spool-shaped base ; Green stain

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Pawn chess piece

Standing human figure wearing turban-like hat; thick sash, skirt-like robe; right arm raised above head; left arm at side; shield on back of left hand; pulley-shaped base ; Green stain

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Knight chess piece

Finely decorated horse carrying human figure; rider holding spear in right hand, rein in left; feet in stirrups; wearing a beret; horse has beaded rein right foreleg raised; oval pulley-shaped base; spear removable

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Bishop chess piece

Gladiator figure, right arm raised holding dagger, left hand on chest; wearing a tunic and chestplate, and (gladiator helmet ?), sandals; fine detailing, leg muscles defined; slightly domed disk-like base

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Unknown chess piece

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Unknown chess piece

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Pawn chess piece

Miniature piece; crudely carved; standing human figure; wearing a black hat; wide pleated skirt; holding something in left arm looks like closed umbrella; right hand resting on hip, arm slightly bent; standing on irregular-shaped dome base

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King ? chess piece

Bust of human figure from shoulders and up; neatly groomed hair and moustache; turned disk base unscrews

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Rook chess piece

Narrow square, 3-tiered tower bottom and middle tiers have rectangular windows; conic top tier and base brick design; circular base curves inward and upward; weighty piece

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Pawn chess piece

Full-length standing figure, not very detailed; wearing triangular hat with sides curled up and long jacket; hands clasped behind back; flat circular base, concentric circle design

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Rook chess piece

A decorated elephant carrying a mahout on its neck; elephant's tusk curved under, tail curved to right; walking stance; mahout wearing flat hat has a wide face, beard, mustache, elbows pointed outward; oval shaped base

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Pawn chess piece

Guard-figure holding spear in right hand in front of body; left arm at side; wearing tall hat, long cape, pantaloons (?); figure has very small feet; turned octagonal base; Red stain; Walrus ivory

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