Marriage casket, 14th century. Artist Unidentified artist, French, 14th century French. Ivory casket with engraved silver mounts. Decorated with 15 reliefs, each depicting an amorous couple; on the lid 4, on the front 3 on each side 2 (the right hand with Tristan and Iseult watched by King Marke, and a couple playing chess). The silver straps engraved with long-necked dragons; engraved silver esutcheon over key-tablet, 16th-17th century. Panel and strap at left side broken.
Game Box (open) ~ Italian ~ 14th century ~ Bone, wood, stain over wood core with paper and textile lining, metal mounts ~ Metropolitan Museum of Art ~ Bone and wood inlays embellish exterior of this wood box. The top is designed for backgammon or the game of tables, while the sides contain repeating lozenges with pinwheel patterns. The underside functions as a chessboard with stained bone squares, alternating green and natural bone color.