Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Egyptian Chess Players

It must have been a clever move, because clearly they're playing with all pawns.

(Sidenote: Apparently Alma-Tadema's treatment of marble was so well-known and well-executed that he was referred to as the 'marbelous' painter. Groan. 19th century humor, ladies and gents.)

(Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Egyptian Chess Players, 1865)

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