Lewis Game pieces

On Tuesday I visited the perhaps misleadingly titled “Lewis Chessmen” exhibition in Edinburgh. This gaming-piece here is particularly interesting – the curators suggest it is a locally-made replacement piece. The decoration on the chair back matches that on the Queen Mary harp and on other 15th century West Highland sculpture. It’s British Museum 1831,1101.82

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