Take your next challenge of chess into the military days of Ancient Greece with this hand-crafted, exquisite Ancient Greek Chess Set imported from Greece.
Greek sculptors loved to recreate this divine conflict through their art. The King is a replica of the famous statue Poseidon of Melos (2nd cent. B.C.), and the Queen represents the glorious Athena Promachos (450 B.C., Acropolis Museum). A bronze Hellenistic statue has inspired the Bishop and the Knight is a part of the marble facade of Parthenon sculptured by Pheidias. The castle is a reproduction of one of the most admirable Attic stele devoted to young Aristion who died in battle. Finally, the Pawn is a bronze statue of a fully armed Spartan warrior in 500 B.C.
Hand-crafted cobalt blue board is of inlaid brass with the dark squares painted with a multi-color blue enamel - accented by Greek column base feet. The entire board is lacquered to prevent tarnishing. Blue & Bronze color players are casted in solid copper and oxidized.
Each set comes with a certificate of authenticity and a manual explaining each player and its history. Shipped in attractive Greek chess gift box.
Replacement card is provided in case chess pieces are ever lost.Dimensions:
King: 4 1/2 inches (H)