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Lewis chessmen - a rook & a knight - part of the 67 piece collection, made from walrus ivory & whale's teeth. Carved in the 12 century, they're one of the British Museum's outstanding 'treasures'. Often missed, they're on the first level, past the window looking onto the Great Court, twenty paces ahead of you.

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The chessmen were found beneath a sand dune near Uig on the west coast of Lewis at some point before They were made in Scandinavia in the century CE.

Vintage  Lewis Chessmen  Replica  Single Chess by ShopHereVintage

Vintage Lewis Chessmen Replica Single Chess by ShopHereVintage

Lewis Chessmen: Knight

The chessmen were found beneath a sand dune near Uig on the west coast of Lewis at some point before They were made in Scandinavia in the century CE.

Vintage  Lewis Chessmen  Replica  Single Chess by ShopHereVintage

Vintage Lewis Chessmen Replica Single Chess by ShopHereVintage

The Lewis Chessmen - Chess-piece; walrus ivory; knight,1150-1175 (circa) - Findspot : Uig (Europe,United Kingdom,Scotland,Western Isles,Lewis,Uig)

wearing conical helmet with neck and ear-pieces; armed with spear and kite-shaped shield: cross with circles; sword suspended from baldric over shoulder.

Lewis Chess - Day 108

Lewis Chess - Day 108 Viking Age chess pieces from the Isle of Lewis. Originals carved in walrus ivory. These are replicas from the British Museum.

Chess-piece; walrus ivory; knight on horseback; conical helmet; spear and kite shield decorated with incised lozenge.

knight on horseback; spear and kite shield decorated with incised lozenge.

Credit: ©The Trustees of the British Museum. Woden’s famous horse, Sleipnir, has eight legs. There are eight hidden under the cloth of this Knight from the Lewis Chessmen from Uig, Lewis, Scotland and carved from Walrus ivory in the 12th century.

Credit: ©The Trustees of the British Museum. Woden’s famous horse, Sleipnir, has eight legs. There are eight hidden under the cloth of this Knight from the Lewis Chessmen from Uig, Lewis, Scotland and carved from Walrus ivory in the century.