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English: The Lewis Chessmen in the British Museum were probably made in Norway, about AD 1150-1200

Found on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

The chess pieces consist of elaborately worked walrus ivory and whales' teeth in the forms of seated kings and queens, mitred bishops, knights on their mounts, standing warders and pawns in the shape of obelisks.


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  • Camera: Canon EOS Kiss Digital
  • Tags: chess, chessmen, lewischessmen, britishmuseum, museum, artifact, antiquities, old
  • License: CC BY 2.0
  • User: RobRoyAus Rob Roy
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