chessboard

Description:

Artist's proof or prototype set for a chess set made by Cybis and presented by President Nixon to the U.S.S.R.

According to the Cybis Archive, the White House commissioned the set to be presented during the 1972 Moscow Summit between President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Brezhnev. The set was inspired in part by the 14th-century Nine Heroes Tapestry, based on a 1310 poem by Jacques de Longuyon. The set was designed by Harry Burger, Jr.

Date Made: 1972

Maker: Cybis Porcelain Art Studio

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey, Trenton

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CE.78.64DCatalog Number: 78.64DAccession Number: 1978.0805

Object Name: chessboard

Physical Description: wood (overall material)Measurements: overall case: 4 1/2 in x 34 1/2 in x 34 1/2 in; 11.43 cm x 87.63 cm x 87.63 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-a1f3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1807257

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