Isle of Lewis Antiquity Chess Set with Walnut Root Board
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About the Isle of Lewis Antiquity Chess Set with Walnut Root Board
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. The rugged matte finish chess pieces are cast in poly stone, a naturally weighted dense material. Sculpted objects of ancient art, the collector's set comes with a beautiful walnut board to display and play!
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.
- Size: 21"
- Squares: 2 1/8"
- King size: 3 5/16"
- Base size: 1 7/8" x 1 1/4"
- King weight: 4.7 oz.
- Pieces weight: 4 lbs 1.8 oz.