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China Rare pair Go wooden boxes, Liao dynasty  916-1125

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This is a fine pair of Liao dynasty (916-1125 CE) carved Cyprus wood game of "go" (encirclement chess) boxes, floriate form, with effigies of attendants on lids and calligraphy mark on inside of top lid. Boxes have been professonally and carefully "waxed" to preserve the fragile and original wood surfaces. Photos #1 through #3 show original unwaxed surfaces; please see photo #4-#5 for final surface and clear photos of designs. We will include clear and dark agate markers those these are not old and original to the boxes. Liao Dynasty (916-1125 C.E.), 6.5"x3.5".

Weiqi, known as "go" or encirclement chess in the west,is and continues to be one of the mosty famous board games in Chinese history. It's origins date back as far as the Zuochuan, 548 BCE. It was considered one of the "four arts" of the literati scholar- along with calligraphy, qin playing and painting. Liao Dynasty (916-1125 C.E.)

Authenticated by Dr. Chang Qing. A fine antiquity. PROVENANCE: acquired from an old Northern China collection in 2008

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