Modern and Contemporary Art
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Artist: Marcel Duchamp, American, born France, 1887–1968

Pocket Chess Set

1943

Leather pocket chessboard, celluloid pieces, and pins in a black leather wallet

16.5 x 11.4 x 1.3 cm (6 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 1/2 in.) other (open): 16.5 x 22.2 x 0.6 cm(6 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 1/4 in.)
Gift of the Estate of Katherine S. Dreier
1953.6.221
Culture: 
American, French
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
By appointment
Bibliography: 

Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 32, 126, fig. 1, 8.

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