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The Lewis Chessmen unmasked

Author: David H Caldwell; Mark A Hall; Caroline Wilkinson
Publisher: Edinburgh : National Museums Scotland (NMS), 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book was written to accompany a travelling exhibition about new research on the Lewis chessmen. National Museums Scotland and the British Museum partnered in creating the exhibition, The Lewis Chessmen: Unmasked.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David H Caldwell; Mark A Hall; Caroline Wilkinson
ISBN: 9781905267460 1905267460
OCLC Number: 640086230
Description: 79 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 25 cm
Contents: The hoard's discovery --
The contents of the hoard --
Why twelfth-century Scandinavian? --
How Lewis? --
Lewis and the kingdom of the Isles --
The Lewis Chessmen in Lewis --
Analysing the Chessmen --
From Trondheim --
Playing games --
The legacy.
Other Titles: Unmasked
Lewis Chessmen
Responsibility: David H. Caldwell, Mark A. Hall, Caroline M. Wilkinson.

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The book looks at the humorous and intricately designed Lewis Chessmen and the mystry and intrigue surrounding them.  Read more...

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