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Isle of Lewis Blood Red Set - Limestone

Isle of Lewis Blood Red Set - Limestone




Isle of Lewis Chess Set - Limestone

Beautiful replica of the famous 'Isle of Lewis' chess set. Nice heavy pieces made out of limestone. The entire set (including the shown playing board) weighs approx. 7.5 lbs!

The original artifacts were made from walrus tusk and found buried in Northern Scotland where a Viking stronghold existed during the time they were believed to have been made. In the early 1800's, a written description of these artifacts tells us that some of the pieces were originally a dark, vivid red, believed to have been stained by soaking them in ox blood. 

Today 82 of the original pieces are at the British Museum in London and 11 pieces are at the Scottish National Museum in Edinburgh.

32 Playing Pieces:  Handmade in Ireland out of Irish limestone.
Approx. Height of King: 3.1" (8cm).
Colors: Blood Red and Ivory

Includes a Limestone Playing Board: Also made of limestone, 14.5" x 14.5" (37cm x 37cm).

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