They include both the early figural chess pieces that emerged in india and the sasanian empire and the abstract forms that later became popular throughout the islamic world other games pieces such as dice and pachisi sets and an important medieval arabic treatise on chess complete the collection. Chess and other games pieces from islamic lands deborah freeman dr al thr al islmyah kuwait kuwait among the many treasures of the al sabah collection kuwait are hundreds of games pieces dating from the seventh to the nineteenth century ce. The chess pieces include both early figural sets and the more abstract forms that later became popular throughout the islamic world dice pachesi sets and a medieval arabic treatise on chess complete the collection. There she found an area of islamic art about which little was written chess pieces my interest in chess came out of the pieces rather than the other way around when i was presented with objects that needed to be researched said freeman fahid. The middle section of the piece was possibly stuffed with lead for better balance and weight when placed on the board and coming to this board game itself chess like few other cultural aspects of medieval europe was transmitted from moorish spain in 10th century ad
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