The Lewis Chessmen
- The Lewis Chessmen
Chess-piece; walrus ivory; warder; wearing long garment, scabbard and hood; armed with sword and shield: interlaced saltire.
- 1150-1175 (circa)
- Found/Acquired: Uig
- (Europe,United Kingdom,Scotland,Western Isles,Lewis,Uig)
- Height: 8.2 centimetres
This Lewis Chessman featured on an Isle of Mann stamp issued in January 2013.
On display: G40/dc5
2014-2015 Jul-Jan, Berlin, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Vikings
2014 6 Mar-22 Jun, London, British Museum, Viking: Life and Legend
2013 21 Jun-30 Nov, Denmark, Copenhagen, National Museum of Denmark, Viking
2012 - 2013 27 Oct-2 Mar, Douglas, Isle of Man, Manx Museum, The Forgotten Kingdom
1995 Oct 12-1996 Jan 14, Edinburgh, National Museums of Scotland, 'Lewis Chessmen'
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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Object reference number: MCM1240
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