Lewis Chessmen

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  • The Lewis Chessmen were found under mysterious circumstances on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, in 1831. Probably made in Norway around AD 1150-1200, these enchanting chess pieces consist of elaborately worked walrus ivory and whales' teeth in the forms of seated kings and queens, mitred bishops, knights on their mounts, standing warders and pawns. This lively book considers the various fascinating stories which have evolved to explain the ownership, concealment and discovery of the pieces whilst also placing them in the wider context of the ancient game of chess and secular art of the Middle Ages.

  • Product code: cmc50239
    Exhibition: Vikings
    Price category: Under 10
    World culture: Anglo-Saxon England
    Title: Lewis Chessmen
    Subtitle: Objects in Focus
    Author: James Robinson
    ISBN: 9780714150239
    Number of pages: 64
    Size: 210x147mm
    llustrations: 15 colour and 5 b/w
    Weight: 0.16kg
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