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The Lewis Chessmen, probably made in Norway, about AD 1150-1200. At this period, the Western Isles, where the chessmen were buried, were part of the Kingdom of Norway, not Scotland. It seems likely they were buried for safe keeping on route to be traded in Ireland.

These chess pieces, called the Lewis Chessmen, were found in Scotland (Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides) at some point before 1831 and were probably made in Scandinavia (thought to be Norway) about Walrus ivory and whales’ teeth.The British Museum.

Chessman 120 from Uig, Lewis, western isles of Scotland - 12th century

Chessman 120 from Uig, Lewis, western isles of Scotland - century

Lewis Chessmen Bishop: over his shoulders he wears a floor length cope - similar to those worn today by the clergy today.

Found on Lewis in the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most well-known archaeological find from Scotland.

Ye Olde Medieval Facepalm: One Cans't Not Eveneth.

~ The Game of Kings ~ Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis ~ exhibition: November 2012 ~ The Cloisters

The Game of Kings  Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis

The Game of Kings Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis (@ MetMuseum, USA

Knight from the Lewis chessmen, 12th century, Scotland.

Knight, Lewis Chessmen, British Museum - Lewis chessmen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Game of Kings  Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis

The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis

a bishop from the lewis chessmen, a 12th century norse chess set.

шахматы a bishop from the lewis chessmen, a century norse chess set.

Museumize:Midway Gardens Chess Pieces Set by Frank Lloyd Wright

Midway Gardens Chess Pieces Set by Frank Lloyd Wright

Midway Gardens Chess Set by Frank Lloyd Wright, Midway Gardens Sprites, Frank Lloyd Wright Chess Set, American architect statue reproductions, museum store

Chess piece Bishop,ivory,Southern Germany,14th cent. Staatliche Museum Berlin

Chess piece Bishop,ivory,Southern Germany,14th cent. Staatliche Museum Berlin

Король с двумя beserkers

Lewis Chessmen Berserker, King and Warder from National Museums Scotland

Viking Age chess pieces from the Isle of Lewis. Originals carved in walrus ivory. These are replicas from the British Museum. Photo by Peter Herring

Lewis Chess - Day 108 Viking Age chess pieces from the Isle of Lewis. Originals carved in walrus ivory. These are replicas from the British Museum.

Door of a stave church  Historisk Museum,Oslo, Norway

door of a stave church historisk museum, oslo, norway Celtic imagination and beauty.

Knight, ca. 1150–1200. Scandinavian, probably Norway, found on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, 1831. Walrus ivory. The British Museum, London (1831,1101.102) © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Chess Piece in the Form of Knight, ca. In the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

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