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

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Brand: Z-Rune Norse Pagan Arts Workshop

Lewis Chessmen, the King seated with a sword lying across his knees.

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

Made from walrus ivory and sperm whale tooth

Height 60-100mm

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. The chess pieces were probably made in the late 12th or early 13th century in Norway.

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