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Lewis Chess set, back of a bishop.  British Museum number 1831,1101.89   back of throne decorated with two panels of leaf scrolls. Date1150-1175 (circa)  http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=409&partId=1&searchText=Lewis+chessmen&page=1

Full: Back Chess-piece; back of throne decorated with two panels of leaf scrolls. © The Trustees of the British Museum

a bishop from the lewis chessmen, a 12th century norse chess set.

шахматы a bishop from the lewis chessmen, a century norse chess set.

Lewis Chessmen Bishop: is standing whilst giving a blessing with his right hand. On his head he wears a mitre and holds a crosier in his left hand.

Found on Lewis in the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most well-known archaeological find from Scotland.

The Lewis Bishop

The Isle Of Lewis Chessmen - Piece by Piece detail of the design and form

Lewis Chess set British Museum number 1831,1101.92 Date 1150-1175 (circa) Chess-piece; walrus ivory; bishop holding crozier and book; back of throne decorated with panel of overlapping arcades above and interlace below.

Lewis Chess set British Museum number Date (circa) Chess-piece; bishop holding crozier and book; back of throne decorated with panel of overlapping arcades above and interlace below.

The Game of Kings  Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis    The Cloisters Museum and Gardens  The branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art for medieval art and architecture

The Game of Kings Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis The Cloisters Museum and Gardens The branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art for medieval art and architecture

Berserkers from Lewis chessmen

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"Lewis Chessmen King: he has an open crown with four trefoils and his hair in long braids down his back. He wears a long mantle and underneath he wears a tunic and a vestment with sleeves and slit sides."

"Lewis Chessmen King: he has an open crown with four trefoils and his hair in long braids down his back. He wears a long mantle and underneath he wears a tunic and a vestment with sleeves and slit sides.

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