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Liubo Chess
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This set of chess is the most complete and exquisite "Bo" of the Han Dynasty, which consists of a chess board, 20 cube-sized zhishi chessmen, 42 calculating chips, six black and six white chessmen, an ivory knife, a carving knife and a dice. According to the records of historical books, people in the Han Dynasty were so fond of Bo games that they even sacrificed "Bo" Chess to their ancestors.

History of the Object
Unearthed from Han Tomb No.3 at Mawangdui in 1973.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
Lacquer 
Measurements
Height 17 cm. Length 45.5 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Hunan Province, China 
Geography
China 
Time period
BCE 3rd century ~ AD 1st century 
Creation date
BCE; 3rd Century BCE - 1st Century AD; 202 BCE -25 AD 
Function
Entertainment 
Acquisition
Unearthed from Han Tomb No.3 at Mawangdui in 1973 and collected by the Hunan Provincial Museum since then. 
Copyright
Hunan Provincial Museum Copyright 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Hunan Provincial Museum 
Museum
Hunan Provincial Museum 
Credit line
http://www.hnmuseum.com/hnmuseum/eng 
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