Large Wooden Chess Box Greek Mythology (red)
Chessmen: Zinc Alloy 5
Board size: 36cm x 36cm
Pawns material: Brass and Nickel Plated cast Zinc
The theme for this beautiful chess set is inspired by the Ancient Greek Mythology. 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 warrior in 500 B.C.