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Backgammon board

Miscellaneous Antiquities

Object connections:

Collection Miscellaneous Antiquities
User collections Games by lucinda
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Flinders, Matthew

Object details:

Object ID AAB0059
Description Backgammon board which belonged to Captain Matthew Flinders (1774-1814). There is a chess board on the outside of the inlaid hinged box, which has a backgammon board inside. It contains 15 white and 14 black pieces, a small box, 2 horn dice shakers. 3 ivory pegs and a piece of paper with hand-written instructions on how to play backgammon.
Date made before 1814

Credit On loan to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, from a Private Collection
Materials horn; ivory; wood
Measurements Overall: 152 mm x 508 mm x 356 mm
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