Chess-piece; walrus ivory; warder; wearing long cross-hatched garment, scabbard, hood and conical helmet; armed with sword and shield: cross with large circle in centre, inscribed with saltire.

An00029144 001 l


G40 Medieval Gallery
In Series
The Lewis Chessmen
Made Of
walrus ivory
Type of Thing
Exhibition History
Exhibited: 2014-2015 Jul-Jan, Berlin, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Vikings PROMISED 2014 6 Mar-22 Jun, London, British Museum, Viking: Life and Legend 2013 21 Jun-30 Nov, Denmark, Copenhagen, National Museum of Denmark, Viking 2012 27 Nov - 2013 18 Mar, France, Paris, Musee de Cluny, Jeux de la Babylone Antique 2011 14 Nov-2012 22 Apr, USA, New York, The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Game of Kings: Medieval Ivory Chessmen from the Isle of Lewis 2004 26 Jun-29 Aug, Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures 2004 10 Apr-13 Jun, Fukuoka Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures 2004 17 Jan-28 Mar, Kobe City Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures 2003 18 Oct-14 Dec, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Treasures of the World's Cultures 2000 4 Apr-14 Oct, Stornoway, Museum nan Eilean, Norse & Viking Isles: Gall Ghadheil 1997 4 May-28 Sep, Norway, Trondheim, Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum - National Museum of Decorative Arts, Trondheim 100 1995 Oct 12-1996 Jan 14, Edinburgh, National Museums of Scotland, 'Lewis Chessmen' 1992 26 Dec-1993 14 Mar, Denmark, Copenhagen, Nationalmuseet, Vikings and Christians 1992 1 Sep-15 Nov, Germany, Berlin, Altes Museum, Wikinger, Waräger, Normannen. Die Skandinavier und Europa 800-1200 1992 1 Apr-20 Jul, France, Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Les Vikings... Les Scandinaves et l’Europe 800-1200 1990 Nov 17-1991 Apr 1, Glasgow, Art Gallery and Museum, Scotland Creates-500 years of Art and Design 1977-1978 May-May, Norway, Bergen, Games and Gaming (?)
arms/armour, heraldry


Acquired From
Forrest, T A to The British Museum


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