Lewis chess pieces, art casting

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Museum replica | Art casting | 32 chess pieces | Handmade | Height between 5 and 10 cm

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Lewis chess pieces, art casting

The biggest collection of early chess pieces ever found was discovered on the beach of the Scottish Isle of Lewis in 1831. Fascinating figures carved of walrus teeth. Experts praise them as ‘the most outstanding ancient chess pieces in the world’._x000D_

Original: British Museum, London. Scandinavian animal style, 2nd half of the 12th century._x000D_

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32 chess pieces. Polymeric ars mundi museum replica cast by hand with antique ivory effect. Paws approximately 5 cm high, the other figures between 8.5 and 10 cm._x000D_

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The mold is usually taken directly from the original, so that the replica reproduces even the finest details. After casting the replica, using the most appropriate method, the surface is polished, patinated, gilded or painted according to the original.

A replica of ars mundi is a recognizable image of the original.

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