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Pawn chess piece

Standing mustachioed human figure, bare chest, pleated pants, and a sash; wearing a turban on head, carrying a small barrel on his head; right arm bent at waist level, left arm by side

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Pawn chess piece

Human figure holding a loaf of bread on a tray; baker wearing turban; skirt, sash; long moustache and beard; standing on octagonal base

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Pawn chess piece

Standing human figure holding a palm leaf and coconut ? with both hands; figure has moustache, wears a turban standing on octagonal base; wears pleated pants with a sash

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Queen chess piece

A decorated elephant carrying a 2 towered covered howdah, mahout (?) sits under canopy on elephant's neck; tail attached to rear left leg, crudely molded; plain oval base

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Pawn chess piece

Very crude simple; caricature figure; man hands atop of head where a snake ? is curled up; nude, except for a loin cloth ?; unhappy expression on face; flat square base and flat corners; three toes on each foot

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Pawn chess piece

Crudely molded hands on top of forehead, scrawny body; nude except for loincloth (?); unhappy expression; small protrusion in center of chest; flat square base with flattened corners

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Pawn chess piece

Crudely molded standing figure, nude except for loincloth; right arm bent, tool held vertically in hand; left arm bent, tool in hand resting on shoulder; flat square-shaped base, flattened corners

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Pawn chess piece

Human figure standing; wearing beret-like hat, skirt-like robe, wide sash; head out of proportion compared to body; right arm bent at waist, hand clenched against body; left arm straight at side, holding a purse/sac (?)

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Knight chess piece

Horse in leaping position, forelegs curled; circular pedestal stand; molded all in one piece; horse has short tail; base is hollow

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Rook chess piece

An elephant carrying what looks like the top of a tower on its back; trunk attached (molded) to forelegs, tail attached (molded) to rear legs; circular base is hollow ; Brown paint

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Queen chess piece

Female figure; in flowing skirt; right arm bent, hand clasped to chest; left arm down holding fan; long hair let down; not very detailed molding; circular base is hollow

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Pawn ? chess piece

Standing figure wearing tunic with wide sash; right arm down at side; left arm bent all the way balancing a large mallet which is removable over his shoulder; square pedestal base; figure wears a small cap; legs and feet nude ; Dark brown stain

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Queen chess piece

Standing human figure appears to be nude from waist and up, wearing a wrap-around skirt; beads around neck and upper arms; bald; hair on back of head; arms bent, palms facing upward; holding an umbrella in left arm, square base

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King chess piece

Standing female figure; brightly coloured clothing; finial atop crown; left arm down at side; right arm at side; bent at waist, sceptre of some sort in right hand; knee length skirt, red sash at waist; rectangular wood base with flattened corners

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Rook chess piece

Elephant's head atop a carved and turned stand trunk is raised in the air and curled at tip; tusks point upward; flat circular base with concentric design; head unscrews

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Pawn chess piece

Bust of human figure (chest and up); full beard and moustache wearing a hat with a rolled brim; strap across left shoulder to right side; lower arms not carved; carved and turned stand; unscrews at bust and base

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Bishop chess piece

A camel carrying human figure on its back; rider wears small hat; small black moutache; hands resting on legs; two flags behind rider on camel's back; camel's head tilted slightly to left; flat oval notched base

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Bishop chess piece

Non-figurative piece; carved and turned; baluster stand; dentate miter at top; circular domed base has vertical stripes originating from center; base unscrews

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Pawn chess piece

Non-figurative carved and turned piece; carved leaf-like design; circular base ; Dark brown stain

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Queen chess piece

Large black elephant carrying a mahout on its neck and another figure in an open howdah; elephant covered by a throw; wooden tusks; tail is attached to right rear leg; flat irregular-shaped base

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Queen chess piece

Standing human figure, bare midriff, wearing blue pleated shikirt, green halter ?; brown hooded cape; left arm by side, right arm bent; edge of cape in hand; flat circular base; ring through left nostril ; Blue, green, red, brown stain

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Castle chess piece

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Pawn chess piece

Standing human figure - guard; wearing long cape, tall hat with rolled brim; right arm bent slightly, hand holding up a chest-high spear, left hand at side; rectangular shaped base with flattened corners ; Red stain; Walrus ivory

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Bishop chess piece

Non-figurative piece; carved and turned; miter atop baluster-type stand; flat circular base submounted by two sphere shaped; miter submounted by small cross; carved flower design over piece; base unscrews

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Bishop chess piece

Carved and turned non-figurative piece, baluster-type stand; miter submounted by cross; circular base submounted by two sphere-shaped pieces; flower-petal design carved all over

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