Game Piece with Samson Slaying the Philistines with the Jawbone of an Ass, 1140–50
Elephant ivory, red stain; Overall: 2 1/2 x 1/2 in. (6.3 x 1.3 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Theophilus, the twelfth-century Benedictine author of On Diverse Arts, included a chapter on how to redden ivory in his treatise.