Isle of Lewis Antiquity Chessmen – Handpainted015035
The Isle of Lewis chessmen is a reproduction of the original collection of ancient Norse chess pieces that were discovered in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. They are one of the few surviving medieval chess sets in the world. This Isle of Lewis chess set is perfect for individuals who are interested in both the historical beginnings of modern day chess, as well as those looking for a distinctive and majestic chess set that will be an heirloom. The chess pieces are cast in polystone by craftsmen. The Chess pieces are naturally weighted because of the density of the material and have well-appointed felted base pads with a rugged matte finish. This heirloom quality Chess set features a 3.35 in. King with a 1.88 in. diameter base that weighs .25 lbs. All the pieces are sculpted objects of ancient art and this collector’s set is truly a show stopper.
- Isle of Lewis style chess pieces
- Pieces are crafted from polystone and are handpainted
- King measures 3.35 inches with 1.88 inch base and weighs .25 lbs.
- Pieces collectively weigh 4.5 lbs.
- Includes 32 chessmen with felt bottoms