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Ben Hur or the Chariot Race

Object Name: Table game
Date: 1899
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Medium: Cardboard, wood, lead
Dimensions: Overall: 1 3/4 x 23 3/8 x 16 1/4 in. ( 4.4 x 59.4 x 41.3 cm )
Place made: North America, U.S.A., New York
Description: "Ben Hur or the Chariot Race" board game with four lead chariot drivers and a pair of wooden dice in a paper covered cardboard box; game board applied across the bottom half of the box with a flap across one side to store the playing implements below; board chromolithographed with an oval race track with four lanes that represents the interior of a Roman arena with chariot drivers around the track and spectators in the stands; box cover chromolithographed with an image of a chariot driver with a winged helmet driving four black horses with another driver and spectators in arena stands in the background; box lithographed with the inscription, "BEN HUR/ OR THE CHARIOT RACE/ COPYRIGHT 1899, BY CHAFFEE & SELCHOW, NEW YORK".
Credit Line: The Liman Collection
Object Number: 2000.361
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Marks: lithographed: on the box cover: "BEN HUR/ OR THE CHARIOT RACE/ COPYRIGHT 1899, BY CHAFFEE & SELCHOW, NEW YORK".