Isle of Lewis Chess Pieces

My wife bought me a replica Isle of Lewis Chess set. I have always rather admired the asthetic appeal of them. The originals are carved from Walrus ivory and bone and date from the late 12th century. They were unearthed in 1831 in a sand dune on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebridies. Though it is thought they originate from Norway. Shame I'm crap at Chess......

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Taken on December 26, 2011