In and out of the battlefield, archery has been a skill of great demand and appreciation. Apart from hunting, archers were the legendary defenders of the fortress walls of the city and the ones who offered covering fire during the battle.
The twin gods Apollo and Artemis were masters in archery and protectors of the archers. Philoctetes was one of the most famous archers, who carried the mythical bow of Hercules.
Fierce local and international wars characterized that period. Their ferocity is symbolized by the aggressiveness of the Archer (pawn) and the Knight. The posture of the King and Queen indicates their unquestionable leadership. The Bishop reveals his consideration for the imminent battle.
Finally, the Castle is a reproduction of a pillar, the basic symbol of the architectural style during that period.
Dimensions & Weight
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- Chessboard: Brass
- Chessmen: Zinc Alloy 5
- Wooden case: Laminated wood
Custom label was not straight and my Board arrived damaged . customer service blamed the damage on the shipping process and stopped responding to emails shortly after. They made 0 attempts to fix the issue. There is damage to one corner of the board , the bottom of the board is also damaged , there is a hair imbedded inside of the coloring also. I planned on gift shopping with you guys for the holidays . Due to customer service I can no longer transact business.
Фигурки очень красивые
Доска намного темнее, чем на фото
I was blown away by the designs and quality when I discovered your chess sets in Greece. I had one ordered once I returned home and could not be happier with the result! True craftsmanship and great service and advice along the way Sophie
Very nice chessboard, indeed
This set is beautiful and is of great quality!!
- Wooden case with storage
- Manopoulos gift box