Blending the game of chess with art, Manopoulos brings to life European empires and Greek mythologies on the chess board with a collection of beautiful chess sets. Handcrafted by the skilled artisans at Manopoulos in Athens Greece, this luxurious chess set is based on the Greek god Poseidon and goddess Athena. This complete chess set includes the Large Greek Mythology pieces with a chess cast that has a chess board on top and individual compartments inside to safely store each piece. These pieces are large and masterfully designed and sculpted with fine detail to capture the essence of the characters portrayed in this chess set. The pieces are die cast solid zinc with brass and nickel plating that gives the pieces a shiny gold and silver look. The final step is a varnish finish to protect the pieces from ever tarnishing.
The chess board is built into the top of the case and made from a sheet of brass with each square delineated by a raised edge. The frame and black squares are painted a multicolor turquoise color in an antiqued pattern that looks absolutely stunning. Be sure to watch the video to see how it's done. The board is protected with a lustrous varnish that both protects and enhances the colors of the board. The chess case measures 18.75" overall and the chess board has 2.125" squares. A foam tray at the bottom has individual compartments for safely storing each piece though you'll probably want to leave this beautiful piece of art out and displayed in your home. Whether you are buying this for yourself or a gift for someone special, you or they will be thrilled with this special chess set from Greece!
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