Lewis Chessmen, the Queen, Hand-Carved, Moose Antlers

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Lewis Chessmen, the Queen.

Inspiration: Lewis Chessmen, 12th – early 13th century.

Size: 10 cm / 3.9 inches

Carved from moose antlers, unique hand-made piece z-rune workshop.

Lewis chessman set fact file:

Date: late 12th – early 13th century

Found in 1831, on a beach at Uig, Lewis, Scotland

Made in probably Trondheim, Norway

Were made from walrus ivory and sperm whale tooth

Height: 6-10 cm

Museum reference H.NS 19-29. On display Kingdom of the Scots, Level 1, National Museum of Scotland

The eleven chess pieces on display in the Museum of Scotland were part of a large hoard buried on Lewis. The hoard contained 93 gaming pieces in total, including from at least four chess sets as well as from other games.


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