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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Let's Play!



Copy of the 12th Century Lewis Chess Set 
found on the Isle of Lewis (outer Hebrides), Scotland, in the 19th Century.

I think I would have enjoyed playing chess more with these than the ho-hum set I had as a young person.

How fascinating to see the facial expressions and the clothing for these characters.

Happy Wednesday! Have some fun today.


















2 comments:

  1. What a fascinating chess set. None of the characters look happy. What is making them all so miserable (especially the Queen)?

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    1. Nancy, according to a scholar named J. Robinson who wrote a book about the Lewis Chessmen, the facial expressions are probably meant to be intimidating, even though they look sad to us. Also, the queen is exemplifying a posture of contemplation. News to me, but interesting!

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