Lewis chessmen

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Lewis chessmen in the British Museum
Lewis chessmen
MaterialWalrus ivory an whales' teeth
Creautit12t century
DiscoveredUig, Lewis, Scotland, 1831
Present location

The Lewis chessmen (or Uig chessmen, named efter the bay whaur thay war foond) are a group o 12t-century chess pieces, alang wi ither gemmin pieces, maist o which are carved in walrus ivory.