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Our Lewis chess set is populated by a cast of intriguing characters, replicas of walrus-ivory originals selected from the museum’s collection. The king sits steadfast, the sword across his knees implying unbiased justice. By his side, his queen poses in an expression of compassion. Bishops in full regalia attend them, as do knights astride sturdy ponies, while fearsome berserker warriors play the role of rooks. Pawns are represented by upright slabs carved with elaborate scrollwork. Opposing sides, in pewter differentiated by a glimmering polish and a dark matt finish, face each other across a chessboard in nyatoh, scorched with an interwoven knot motif from the king’s throne.

015504 Lewis Chess Set Chess pieces H3.5cm - 6.5cm, Chessboard H3cm x 38cm x 38cm

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