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Weiqi boxes

Weiqi boxes

  • Place of origin:

    China (Made)

  • Date:

    18th century (Made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of Galerie Bork, Copenhagen

  • Museum number:

    FE.26-1999

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Weiqi is a board game that has been played in China and other East Asian countries for more than 2000 years. It is better known by its Japanese name of 'go'. Using the black or white pieces each player tries to encircle as much territory as possible, but at the same time must ensure that their pieces are not encircled by their opponent. The person who has occupied the most territory and left with the most pieces on the board is the winner.
The black and white pieces were usually held in circular boxes.

Physical description

Circular box and lid to hold 'weiqi' pieces

Place of Origin

China (Made)

Date

18th century (Made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wood

Dimensions

Height: 9 cm

Descriptive line

Woo, China, carving, wood
One of a pair of wooden boxes for 'weiqi' chess pieces, 18th century

Woo, China, carving, wood
One of a pair of wooden boxes for 'weiqi' chess pieces, 18th century

Woo, China, carving, wood
One of a pair of wooden boxes for 'weiqi' chess pieces, 18th century

Woo, China, carving, wood
One of a pair of wooden boxes for 'weiqi' chess pieces, 18th century

Categories

Containers

Collection

East Asia Collection

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