Celtic Chess Set and Board - Isle of Lewis, 1831

Celtic Chess Set and Board - Isle of Lewis, 1831
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Discovered in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis (largest island of the Outer Hebrides, Scotland), the Isle of Lewis Chess Set is one of the most remarkable artifacts from the medieval age. Their discovery was quite by accident when a sand bank receded and revealed them. Their precise history and provenance in unknown but the pieces exhibit a Scandinavian workmanship with interlocking animal and floral patterns and compact figures dating back to the mid to late 12th century. They constitute some of the few complete, surviving medieval chess sets, with the originals housed in both the British Museum and the National Museum in Edinburgh. 16.25" sq. x 2"H (pieces 1.5 - 2.5"H), Bonded Stone

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Board Size 16.25" sq. x 2"H (pieces 1.5 - 2.5"H Bonded Stone and Hand Finished Museum Reproduction and Historic Replica Recommended for ages 12+

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