Caldwell, David H, Hall, Mark A and Wilkinson, Caroline M (2010) Lewis Chessmen Unmasked. NMS Enterprises, Edinburgh. ISBN 9781905267460

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The humorous and intricately designed hoard of Lewis Chessmen is one of the most significant archaeological discoveries ever made in Scotland. The Lewis Chessmen were found hidden on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland, in the early nineteenth century. It of seated consisted kings and queens, mitred bishops, knights on their mounts, standing warders and pawns carved of walrus ivory. The pieces are now divided between National Museums Scotland and the British Museum. Experts all agree that the Lewis Chessmen are medieval and of Scandinavian origin. This exhibition book looks at the discovery of the hoard, and the traditions that have grown up around it. It also includes recent research by the authors focusing on how, where and when the Chessmen were made, and who might have owned them - and lost- them.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scotland Viking
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DL Northern Europe. Scandinavia
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Scotland and Europe (to 2011)
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Depositing User: Ruth Churchman
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2010 13:40
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2013 10:42

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