HNEFATAFL... The viking game of strategy. https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/212877305/hnefatafl-the-viking-chess?ref=shop_home_active_11

HNEFATAFL... The viking game of strategy. https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/212877305/hnefatafl-the-viking-chess?ref=shop_home_active_11

Found on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, before 11 April 1831 acquired by the British Museum between November 1831 and January 1832. Publication History: Madden, Sir Frederic, "Historical remarks on the introduction of the game of chess into Europe and on the ancient chessmen discovered in the Isle of Lewis," in Archaeologia

Found on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, before 11 April 1831 acquired by the British Museum between November 1831 and January 1832. Publication History: Madden, Sir Frederic, "Historical remarks on the introduction of the game of chess into Europe and on the ancient chessmen discovered in the Isle of Lewis," in Archaeologia

The National History of Iceland contains many unique relics, including this wonderful set of pieces for the Viking version of chess.

The National History of Iceland contains many unique relics, including this wonderful set of pieces for the Viking version of chess.

Viking Chess Piece, Danish or Norwegian 12th Century, Found on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Harald Bluetooth

Viking Chess Piece, Danish or Norwegian 12th Century, Found on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland

ALONGTIMEALONE: babylonbabys: Figurines de Lewis (Jeu d’échecs) ...

ALONGTIMEALONE: babylonbabys: Figurines de Lewis (Jeu d’échecs) ...

Knight, ca. 1150–1200. Scandinavian, probably Norway, found on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, 1831. Walrus ivory. The British Museum, London (1831,1101.102) © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Knight, ca. 1150–1200. Scandinavian, probably Norway, found on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, 1831. Walrus ivory. The British Museum, London (1831,1101.102) © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Probably made in Norway, about AD 1150-1200  Found on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Probably made in Norway, about AD 1150-1200 Found on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Hnefatafl - popular Norse board game that pre-dates Chess. One side, the white pieces in this set, plays a thane defending a territory. The other side plays invaders. When Chess became more popular it was common to use one's Hnefatafl pieces as chessmen. The famous Lewis Chess Set is believe to be partly made up of repurposed Hnefatafl pieces.

Hnefatafl - popular Norse board game that pre-dates Chess. One side, the white pieces in this set, plays a thane defending a territory. The other side plays invaders. When Chess became more popular it was common to use one's Hnefatafl pieces as chessmen. The famous Lewis Chess Set is believe to be partly made up of repurposed Hnefatafl pieces.

William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke - Effigy above the tomb of William Marshal in Temple Church, London

William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke - Effigy above the tomb of William Marshal in Temple Church, London

A fonte de Duchamp (1917). "Quando Marcel Duchamp desloca objetos de seus contextos cotidianos e os coloca no contexto da galeria e do museu, conforme a proposta do readymade, é a esfera da arte da tradição ocidental que se encontra em questão, investida como é de um caráter sagrado e dotado de valor de culto." Leia mais em: http://incinerrante.com/arte-e-profanacao/

Arte e profanação

A fonte de Duchamp (1917). "Quando Marcel Duchamp desloca objetos de seus contextos cotidianos e os coloca no contexto da galeria e do museu, conforme a proposta do readymade, é a esfera da arte da tradição ocidental que se encontra em questão, investida como é de um caráter sagrado e dotado de valor de culto." Leia mais em: http://incinerrante.com/arte-e-profanacao/

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