Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Lewis Chessmen at NYC's Met

Here's a nice story in the New York Times about the Lewis Chessmen, a 1000-year-old set of carved walrus tusk chess pieces, on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Too bad I'm on the wrong side of the country; I'd love to see these. Unfortunately, according to the Met website,

After the showing in New York, they will return to London.

I guess I'll just have to figure out a way to travel to see them in their permanent home at the British Museum!

1 comment:

  1. Yes indeed! The British Museum is EXACTLY the right place to see them (unless you get to the Outer Hebrides, which would be even neater!)