This exquisite chess set is named after the famous war horse Bucephalus, that Alexander the Great rode throughout his many military conquests in the middle east. Bucephalus is a Greek name meaning "ox head", conjuring the image of a strong, broad and thick head. The knight was designed with this in mind creating a large but intricately detailed knight. Only the very best craftsmen can carve knights with this level of detail including eyes, nostrils, mouth, and teeth. What really stands out on this knight is the large and elegant mane flowing down the horses neck. All of the pieces are beautifully shaped with an elegant profile that forms a cohesive design from king to pawn. The lathe work is extraordinary with compound collars and eloquent lines precisely turned into the base of each piece. This set is made from genuine ebony and boxwood and the pieces are heavily weighted for for exceptional stability on the chess board. This is a large set with a king that is 4.5" tall with a 1.875" base. The king features a highly ornate finial that is unique from any other chess set in our collection. Whether you are a collector or looking for your one special chess set, you will be thoroughly pleased with Bucephalus!
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