Inspiration: Lewis Chessmen, 12th – early 13th century.
Size: 8 cm / 3.15 inches
Carved from moose antlers, unique hand-made piece Algizrune 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.