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Lot 3160
Oleg Raikis (Russia, 20th Century), Imperial Roman Figural Chess Set Carved in Mammoth Ivory
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The bases supporting the kings (here an emperor's bust) are signed "Raikis 2003, each piece is raised on either a dark or a light colored wooden column; the emperor's bust for both sides is clearly modeled upon portraits of emperor Antoninus Pius, whereas the "bishops" are clearly taken from portraits of the emperor Trajan.

Kings 5 1/8 in.

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