GREEK MYTHOLOGY CHESS SET with gold/silver chessmen and bronze chessboard 36 x 36cm (Medium)

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The legend A glorious city was the bone of contention between two powerful gods. The God of the Sea, Poseidon and Goddess of Wisdom, Athena, each one wanted the city...
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The legend

A glorious city was the bone of contention between two powerful gods. The God of the Sea, Poseidon and Goddess of Wisdom, Athena, each one wanted the city to be named after themselves. The divine conflict was fierce so Zeus declared that each god had to make an offer to the citizens. Poseidon lifted his trident  and struck the rock of the Acropolis where sea water burst out. “It will warn you for upcoming storms. Your city will conquer the seas”, he said. Athena knelt and touched the ground where an olive tree started to grow. “For food, oil, wood and light. Your city will become the symbol of civilization”. Despite the rage of Poseidon, Athena’s gift was preferred and ever since the city is called Athens.

The Chessmen

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.
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions of the Board
Weight of set Kg lb
Materials
  • Chessboard: Brass
  • Chessmen: Zinc Alloy 5
  • Wooden case: Laminated wood
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IB
04/01/2022
irene b.
Australia Australia
I recommend this product

Christmas surprise

Thank you so much for the best ever Christmas present , it was a truly magical moment when the Greek mythology chess set was opened… A very emotional moment . Thank you Χρόνια πολλά Μανοπουλος Καλή Χρόνια

MANOPOULOS Chess & Backgammon GREEK MYTHOLOGY CHESS SET with gold/silver chessmen and bronze chessboard 36 x 36cm (Medium) Review
GG
23/05/2024
Gerald G.
United States
I recommend this product

Chess

Very good on time and very good quality The chess looks like in the photos and the colors are extremely attractive

AA
11/03/2023
Alberto A.
Greece Greece
I recommend this product

Good chessboard

Beautiful chessboard, I fell in love with It. The Pieces are Also very well done

IB
13/01/2023
Ivan B.
Croatia Croatia
I recommend this product

Greatness

Fast delivery, set is beatiful glad i bought it.

MO
10/01/2023
Marie O.
Ireland Ireland
I recommend this product

Greek themed chess set

Easy to order, arrived within two weeks (even in busy period before Christmas). Beautifully packaged and really well crafted pieces and board. Pieces are a good size and weight. This was a present from a grandparent to a grandchild and it is the type of gift that will be passed between generations. Great value for the quality and craftsmanship.

Package Contents
  • Wooden case with storage
  • Manopoulos gift box

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