Lewis Chessmen

by James Robinson

Lewis Chessmen

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These enchanting chess pieces consist of elaborately worked walrus ivory and whales’ teeth in the form of seated kings and queens, mitred bishops, knights on their mounts, standing warders and pawns in the shape of obelisks. They were found in the vicinity of Uig on the Isle of Lewis some time before 11th April 1831.


Please note that this book has previously had a yellow cover. Only the cover image was updated, the content remains the same.

ISBN: 9780714150239

Publication date: 22/11/2004

Format: pb

Extent: 64

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Stock status: Published

Categories: Western Isles/Hebrides