This backgammon board of amber is made in Königsberg in ca. 1608-1647. A comparison with similar gamesboards suggests that originally amber was originally inlaid on the external as well as the internal surfaces; the outer decoration is now lost. Gamesboards such as this were produced in Königsberg (then in Prussia), as well as in other Baltic cities. The myth of Phaeton depicted here in one of the small reliefs is eminently suitable for an amber piece.