Chessman 118 from Uig, Lewis, western isles of Scotland, c.1150-1175.


Chess-piece; walrus ivory; warder; bearded, wearing long pleated garment and conical helmet with neck and ear-pieces; armed with sword and kite-shaped shield: cross inscribed in lozenge. Height: 9.4 centimetres



Referenced on p.41 MAA - 396 - Medieval Scandinavian Armies (1): 1100-1300 by David Lindholm and Angus McBride
Rear views of two of the foot soldiers from the Lewis chess pieces, made in the Kingdom of the Isles during the 12th century, see Plate E. Both helmets have pendant cheek and neck protections, in one case perhaps made of hardened leather. (British Museum, London)


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