This figure is part of an 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.

Maker: Cybis Porcelain Art Studio

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Soviet UnionUnited States: New Jersey, Trenton

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Credit Line: Cybis

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CE.78.64AoAccession Number: 1978.0805Catalog Number: 78.64Ao

Object Name: Pawn

Physical Description: monochrome, pink (overall surface decoration color name)ceramic, porcelain, hard-paste (overall material)gilt (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 6 1/16 in x 2 9/16 in x 2 3/16 in; 15.39875 cm x 6.50875 cm x 5.55625 cm


Record Id: nmah_597318

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