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Isle of Lewis Chess Set in Carved Celtic Box – Ivory

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Made in England by History Craft from resin, based on the Isle of Lewis chess pieces

The lid acts as the chessboard decorated with Celtic Knots

The side of the box is intricately carved with Celtic designs

Box Size: Diameter 8.5 inch (22cm), Height: 1.75 inch (4.5 cm)

The King is 1.75 (4.5 cm) tall

The pieces are safely kept in moulded foam.

£49.00

4 in stock

Product Description

HISTORY

The amazing discovery of 93 artifacts in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis, the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, of which 78 are Chess Pieces were found to be of Norse origin dating to the 12th century.  They are carved from Walrus tusks and teeth and decorated with ornate Celtic and Viking designs. The hoard consists of 8 kings, 8 queens, 16 bishops, 15 knights, 12 warders including the fearsome Berserkers biting their shields, 19 pawns.

The majority of the pieces are on display in the British Museum and a few in the National Museum of Scotland.

 

Additional information

Weight 1.50 kg
Dimensions 22 × 22 × 4.5 cm
Brands

History Craft

Design

Viking

Material

Resin

Origins

Scotland, Viking

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