chess piece

Painted wooden chess piece, a pink bishop in the form of a stylised human figure. The figure is wearing a dark pink top and black trousers with a gold waist cloth or belt. The figure is wearing a large hat or crown, that is gold and pink. The figure has a curly moustache. The figure is standing on a base that has an incised pattern and is pale gold in colour.

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