gagātes

gagātes, n: jet. (GA-GAH-tehs / ˈga-ˌgaː-tɛs)

Pawn made of black jet, decorated with a dot and circle motif.
Chess piece (pawn) made of jet. Western Islamic lands, 9th-11th century. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, item 1974.98.2 (gallery 457). [metmuseum.org]

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