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|Caption:||One of the Lewis Chessmen (c. 1200) at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. The most famous collection of artifacts discovered in Scotland, the Lewis Chessmen were found buried on the Ilse of Lewis in 1860. They are believed to be Scandinavian in origin, perhaps made in Trondheim and intended for trade in Ireland. There are 93 gaming pieces in all, including many charming figures with highly expressive and comical faces. Eleven of the chessmen reside at the National Museum of Scotland; the remaining 82 are at the British Museum.|
|Keywords:||art art5 c12 c13 chessmen edinburgh figures figurines game gaming ivory lewis medieval museum national pieces scotland sculpture uig walrus ivory year1200|
|Digital Size:||1582 x 2500 pixels|
|Print Sizes:||6.6 x 10.4 inches @ 240 dpi|
5.3 x 8.3 inches @ 300 dpi
|Created:||September 28, 2010|
|Uploaded:||February 23, 2011|