GAVEL & BLOCK: HISTORY | G0610
AUCTION | 2 JUNE 2018, 3PM
PREVIEW | 25 MAY - 2 JUNE 2018, 10AM-6PM
Maranao Chess Set - Saturan / Tarakoda
Mid 20th century, Maranao Lanao del Sur, Mindanao
16 x 58.5 x 58.5 cm (6 1/4 x 23 x 23 in)
The game of chess was introduced to Filipinos at about the 15th century by Malayan Islams, who in turn had learned it from Persians, who had imported it from India at the time of the second expansion by the Umayyads in the 7th century, A.D.