Lewis Chessmen Rook / Berserker, Hand-Carved, Moose Antlers

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Brand: Z-Rune Norse Pagan Arts Workshop

Copy of Lewis Chessmen Rook / Berserker from the Lewis Chessmen set - moose antlers hand-carved art piece.

Size: 8.5 cm / 3.4 inches

Material: moose antlers

The Lewis Chessmen are the most important chess pieces in history. Ever since the ivory pieces were discovered sometime before 1831 on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, these kings, queens, knights, rooks, bishops, and pawns carved from walrus tusk and whale tooth have long fascinated us due to their exquisite craftsmanship, unusually evocative faces, and strikingly Norse character.

Currently, 11 chess pieces are in the National Museum of Scotland, the remaining 82 items (including checkers and a buckle) are in the British Museum.




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