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Isle of Lewis Celtic Chess Set

Isle of Lewis Celtic Chess Set

Historic Isle of Lewis Celtic Chess Set

Discovered in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis (largest island of the Outer Hebrides, Scotland), the Isle of Lewis Celtic Chess Set is one of the most remarkable artifacts from the medieval age. The originals are a beloved and unusual set carved from walrus ivory housed in both the British Museum and the National Museum in Edinburgh.

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