African Ivory Animalier Set

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A SOUTH AFRICAN IVORY TRIBAL ANIMALIER CHESS SET, circa 1950, one side depicted as wild animals, the other side as African tribesmen, animal kings as rearing lions, animal queens as rearing lionesses, animal bishops as rearing hippos, animal knights as giraffes, animal rooks as rhinos, animal pawns as rearing elephants with their trunks raised, tribal kings seated on thrones, tribal queens bare-breasted with pots, tribal bishops as witch-doctors, tribal knights as warriors, rooks as tribal huts, pawns as the heads of tribesmen, the king 8cm high, the pawn 4.5cm high.