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Large Isle of Lewis Set - Limestone

Large Isle of Lewis Set - Limestone



Large Isle of Lewis Chess Set - Handmade from Irish Limestone

Large handmade replica of the famous 'Isle of Lewis' chess pieces.

The original artifacts were 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 the ivory tusk 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:  Made in Ireland out of Irish limestone. Board not included.
Approx. Height of King: 3.7" (9.5cm). Requires a board with at least 2" squares.

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