The Resource Ivory Vikings : the mystery of the most famous chessmen in the world and the woman who made them, Nancy Marie Brown

Ivory Vikings : the mystery of the most famous chessmen in the world and the woman who made them, Nancy Marie Brown

Label
Ivory Vikings : the mystery of the most famous chessmen in the world and the woman who made them
Title
Ivory Vikings
Title remainder
the mystery of the most famous chessmen in the world and the woman who made them
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Marie Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early 1800's, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory. Norse netsuke, each face individual, each full of quirks, the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most famous chess pieces in the world. Who carved them? Where? Brown explores these mysteries by connecting medieval Icelandic sagas with modern archaeology, art history, forensics, and the history of board games
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Nancy Marie
Dewey number
736/.6209411
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
NK4696.2.G7
LC item number
B76 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ivories, Romanesque
  • Viking antiquities
  • Icelandic literature
  • Sagas
  • Lewis with Harris Island (Scotland)
Label
Ivory Vikings : the mystery of the most famous chessmen in the world and the woman who made them, Nancy Marie Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The Missing Pieces -- The Rooks -- The Bishops -- The Queens -- The Kings -- The Knights -- Acknowledgments : The Pawns
Control code
ocn898418974
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9781137279378
Lccn
2015002532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025352174
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)898418974
Label
Ivory Vikings : the mystery of the most famous chessmen in the world and the woman who made them, Nancy Marie Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The Missing Pieces -- The Rooks -- The Bishops -- The Queens -- The Kings -- The Knights -- Acknowledgments : The Pawns
Control code
ocn898418974
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9781137279378
Lccn
2015002532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025352174
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)898418974

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