Lewis Berserker Full Scale Replica Piece

Lewis Berserker Full Scale Replica Piece

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  • Hand made from stone resin in the UK.
  • Made using 3D laser scans of the original.
  • Full size replica.
  • Presented in clear gift box.
  • Full size replica.
  • 3 inches in height.
  • Felted base.
  • For ornamental purposes only.
Full-size replica of the Lewis Chessmen Berserker from the National Museums Scotland collection in new mock ivory finish, Made by hand in the United Kingdom.
3D laser scans were taken of some of the pieces in the museum's beautiful collection to create authentic poly-resin replicas exclusive to National Museums Scotland. According to Norse lore, Berserkers were infamous crazed fighting machines that were feared by their opponents. Observe how the Berserker has a bulging glare in his eyes and is gnawing uncontrollably at the top of his shield in anticipation of causing major carnage!

The Lewis chessmen are one of the most popular objects on display in the National Museum of Scotland. The Viking cache of ninety-three figures, carved from walrus tusk and probably made in Scandinavia in the 12th century, were found some 700 years later in a the sand on Uig bay in 1831. The artistry varies from piece to piece but it's the facial expressions that divulge their true characteristics and quality. The collection included four distinct sets. Eleven figures are currently owned by National Museums Scotland and the remaining eighty-two are in the British Museum in London.

NOTEThese are full size ornamental versions of the Lewis Pieces and are not suitable as replacements for the National Museums Isle of Lewis Chess Set

Product Specifications

King Height:  3 inches (7.62 cm)
King Base Diameter:  1.5 inches (3.81 cm)
King Weight:  56 grams
Weight:  56 kg
Materials:  Stone Resin