Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Lewis Chessmen in Edinburgh

In October I visited the superb National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, where I got to photograph the collection of Lewis Chessmen housed there (click on the 'Lewis Chessmen' label at the bottom of this page to see photos of the British Museum's gang in London).  I was delighted to see these little works of art, which I think I last acquainted myself with in the mid 1990s!

There's also a funerary slab showing the same sort of warrior, a couple of hundred years later.