One of the oldest chess sets in the world dating from the 12th century and featured in countless movies including the first Harry Potter movie
This is a reproduction of the Lewis chess set, which is among the earliest known chess set and was originally found in a sandbank on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides in 1831. The pieces are said to have been in a dry underground stone-built chamber and were thus protected from the elements. They are at first ascribed to the twelfth century. The crowned King carries a broad sword and is flanked by pieces representing medieval Knights and Bishops. The Rook is represented by a sentry, armed with a sword and carrying an engraved shield. From a historical point of view, the Lewis pieces should be considered along with the more ornate pieces in the Leipzig Museum and in the Museum of Cluny, Paris, as well as the British Museum in London.
The set is made from reconstituted Limestone, The Board is 37 cm by 37 cm the squares are 4 cm. The Height of the king is 8 cm the height of the pawn is 4 cm