Isle Of Lewis Chess Set Deluxe Historic Replica Brand New Large Board Game

Isle Of Lewis Chess Set Deluxe Historic Replica Brand New Large Board Game
Isle Of Lewis Chess Set Deluxe Historic Replica Brand New Large Board Game

Isle Of Lewis Chess Set Deluxe Historic Replica Brand New Large Board Game
Isle Of Lewis Chess Set Deluxe Replica Set of One of the Oldest, Most Famous, and Most Iconic Chess Set Designs in History Manufactured by Merchant Ambassador (Holdings) Ltd. Wooden chess board with natural wood veneers, and brass plate accents measuring at 17.125in (43.5cm). 32 black and white intricately carved Lewis chessmen. For age 14+ contains small pieces that may present a choking hazard for young children. Discovered in 1831 on Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, the Lewis Chessman (or Ugi chessmen, named after the bay where they were found) are one of the oldest chess sets in the western world. These are believed to be Scandinavian in origin, most likely made in Trondheim, Norway during the late 12th or early 13th centuries. The pieces were discovered buried in a chest, after a sand bank had collapsed. The Lewis Chessmen were mostly carved out of walrus ivory with a few pieces made from whales teeth. Some of the chessmen found in Lewis were stained with red--and some historians say that this could have indicated that the chessboard may have been red and white as opposed to the black and white that is used nowadays.

When found, the hoard contained 93 artifacts: 78 chess pieces, 14 tablemen and one belt buckle. Today, 82 pieces are owned and usually exhibited by the British Museum in London, and the remaining 11 are at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

This beautiful set has been sculpted and moulded following the original pieces. All are intricately carved, finely detailed and character infused. The item "Isle Of Lewis Chess Set Deluxe Historic Replica Brand New Large Board Game" is in sale since Friday, December 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Games\Chess\Contemporary Chess".

The seller is "booksrevisited" and is located in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.


Isle Of Lewis Chess Set Deluxe Historic Replica Brand New Large Board Game