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Internee-made chess piece

Date made: 1940-1941

Description: A handcarved wooden chess piece made by Hans Schwarz, an internee in Peveril Internment Camp, Peel, in 1940-41. The chess piece is of the queen and is a female figure with long hair, her head cocked to one side and a crown on her head. Each chess piece appears to have been modelled on a specific individual, possibly an officer's wife or female member of staff.

Measurements: overall: 5.5 cm x 2 cm x 2 cm

Materials: wood

Object name: chess piece

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 2011-0075/2



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