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Puzzle

mid 19th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A puzzle ball of carved and pierced ivory, consiting of four spheres within each other, all carved from a single block of ivory. The puzzle is to line up the holes in the spheres. This type of ivory carving is influenced by Chinese games and puzzles of the same type.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Carved and pierced ivory
Brief Description
Toys, ivory, turned, Ulwar Rajasthan, C19
Physical Description
A puzzle ball of carved and pierced ivory, consiting of four spheres within each other, all carved from a single block of ivory. The puzzle is to line up the holes in the spheres. This type of ivory carving is influenced by Chinese games and puzzles of the same type.
Collection
Accession Number
660-1874

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record createdAugust 7, 2003
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