The Lewis Chessmen (BOK)

James Robinson

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The Lewis chessmen were found under mysterious circumstances on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, in 1831. Probably made in Norway around AD 1150-1200, these enchanting chess pieces consist of elaborately worked walrus ivory and whales' teeth in the forms of seated kings and queens, mitred bishops, knights on their mounts, standing warders and pawns. This lively book considers the various fascinating stories which have evolved to explain the ownership, concealment and discovery of the pieces whilst also placing them in the wider context of the ancient game of chess and secular art of the Middle Ages.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2004 Forfatter James Robinson
Forlag
British Museum Press
ISBN 9780714150239
Antall sider 64 Dimensjoner 14,5cm x 21cm x 0,5cm
Vekt 170 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Carvings: artworks