Missing Lewis Chessman Found In Edinburgh Comes To Auction

Lewis Chessman Chess Piece

Lost and found Antique Chess Piece to be auctioned for around $1 Million by Sotheby’s Auction House. If you an ardent lover of antique here is the once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase and to be the proud owner of one of the 900-year-old Lewis Chessmen, among the greatest artifacts of the Viking era.

This chess piece was bought by an antique dealer from Scotland way back in 1964 by paying a few pounds (dollars) without any knowledge of the real value and significance of it. It had been passed down the family members of the said value and the importance of it.

This chess piece is the first to be identified out of the five missing chess pieces of the hoard of 93 pieces which were discovered in 1831 on Scotland’s Isle of Lewis and it belongs to the Lewis Chessmen which are significant chess pieces in the form of Norse warriors, carved from walrus ivory in the 12th century and a representation of the creativity of that era. At present, the hoard of chess pieces is held in both the British Museum in London and the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh for display with five pieces missing.

Sotheby’s European sculpture expert Alexander Kader said the find is “one of the most exciting and personal rediscoveries to have been made during my career.” This call is for all the antique lovers out there “Don’t miss out this golden opportunity of becoming the owner of a masterpiece of history”.

Source: Bloomberg

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