Saturday, October 03, 2009

800 year old Lewis Chessman Set Reunited for Tour

A charming blog titled Chess, Goddess and Everything notes that the Lewis Chessman set pieces "polished walrus ivory and whale teeth carved by Norse craftsmen more than 800 years ago", are being reunited for a tour of Scotland after 170 years apart.

It's so nice to see the band back together again.


Note: Harry Potter fans may remember that copies of the Lewis set were used to play in Wizard's Chess in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.


British Museum webpage on The Lewis Chessman

Photo found here

1 comment:

Leviathan said...

Very cool.

As an avid chess player, there is something very ethereal about antique chessmen...the battles they must have fought over hundreds of years ago. The hands that moved them over the board...who were the players, what were their stories?