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Isle of Lewis Pieces (Standard)

Item Code:  48000
Isle of Lewis Pieces (Standard)

At a Glance

  • Official National Museums of Scotland Set
  • Based on 3D Scans of the Original Pieces
  • King Height: 3.25"
  • Requires a BIG Board
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The "Isle of Lewis" Chess Pieces are an extremely and world renowned design, only second to the commonly used Staunton design. Found on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland in 1831 they constitute some of only a few surviving chess sets from medieval times, dating back to the 12th century. It is believed that they were crafted in Norway and then found their way to the Scottish islands, which then were ruled by Norway.

The pieces measure between 8 and 9 cm in height and due to their big widths are large board is required to accommodate them.

The pieces you find here are an authentic poly-resin replica, taken from high resolution 3D laser scans of the original pieces. Originally, they were crafted from walrus ivory and they are now exhibited by the British Museum in London while a few remain on display in the National Museum of Scotland.

This Isle of Lewis set is the official one from the National Museum of Scotland and it is made in the UK. It is also available in a smaller Mid-size set and a Deluxe version.

Order now and get free next day delivery! (UK mainland only, excluding Scottish Highlands)

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