|Project by JimArnoldChess||posted 09-21-2011 04:13 AM||3336 views||5 times favorited||14 comments|
One of the most famous chess sets of all time. Re-discovered in Scotland in the mid 1800s, the original set is thought to have been made between 1100-1200AD in Norway. Board and pieces solid Maple and Walnut, kings about 2.25” square at the base and about 4.25” tall, board measures about 27” square.
I added a replica of the ruins at Hamar to the board, the Catheral at Hamar was built around the same time as the pieces. The word CHESS is carved into the ruins in period alphabet.