Chess Set

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Object Name: 
Chess Set
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
81.3.125
Dimensions: 
Base W: 50 cm, D: 50 cm; Tallest Piece H: 19.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1981
Web Description: 
The chess pieces are made in the form of Jewish and Roman Catholic religious figures. A Jewish rabbi and a Roman Catholic bishop (kings) join a group of holy men and women holding Judeo-Christian symbols of faith, including crosses, Torahs, menorahs, and single candles. Each chess piece has the appropriate costume, hairstyle, and accessory of its rank.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Toso, Gianni (Italian, b. 1942), Former Collection
1981
Toso, Gianni (Italian, b. 1942), Former Collection
1981
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Glass chess set; black and white pieces.
The illustrated encyclopedia of glass (2011) illustrated, p. 258; BIB# 128671
Toso Chess Set (family) (2011)BIB# 134394
Toso Chess Set (adult) (2011)BIB# 134396
The Corning Museum of Glass (2009-03) illustrated, p. 10;
The Corning Museum of Glass (2009-03) illustrated, p. 10;
Modern and contemporary art glass (2006) illustrated, slide 62; BIB# 130418
Plastik sanatlarda cam malzemenin uygulanisi (2003) illustrated, p. 86, fig. 3.62; BIB# 120381
Plastik sanatlarda cam malzemenin uygulanisi (2003) illustrated, p. 86, fig. 3.62; BIB# 120381
Glass Art (1996) illustrated, p. 149; BIB# 36413
Glass Art (1996) illustrated, p. 149; BIB# 36413
Judaica Under Glass (1990-10) pp. 44-48, esp. p. 46;
Judaica Under Glass (1990-10) pp. 44-48, esp. p. 46;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 24 (1982) illustrated, p. 114, #80; BIB# AI9252
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1981 (1982) illustrated, pp. 5, 11;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 24 (1982) illustrated, p. 114, #80; BIB# AI9252
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1981 (1982) illustrated, pp. 5, 11;