The Lewis Chessmen: Unmasked

The Lewis Chessmen: Unmasked

by David H. Caldwell, Mark A. Hall, Caroline M. Wilkinson
     
 

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A hoard of ivory chessmen and other gaming pieces was found buried on the Isle of Lewis in the early 19th century. The pieces are now divided between National Museums Scotland and the British Museum, and fascinate all who see them. Experts agree that they are medieval and of Scandinavian origin. This illustrated celebration of the hoard looks at its origins, its…  See more details below

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A hoard of ivory chessmen and other gaming pieces was found buried on the Isle of Lewis in the early 19th century. The pieces are now divided between National Museums Scotland and the British Museum, and fascinate all who see them. Experts agree that they are medieval and of Scandinavian origin. This illustrated celebration of the hoard looks at its origins, its discovery and, using the skills of a forensic anthropologist, its craftsmanship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905267941
Publisher:
NMS Enterprises Limited - Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
719,407
File size:
3 MB

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