Byzantine Empire on Wooden Box
(19.5 x 19.5) cm
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Sharing deep cultural value and timeless design, Manopoulos Chess sets are created through the skills of gifted sculptors, designers, and craftsmen. Each chess set showcases aspects of Greek civilization and European history, from playing pieces which draw on notable historical and mythical figures and famous works of art, to themes taken straight from the history and mythology of Greece, Manopoulos Chess sets are sure to inspire.
The Byzantine Empire Chess set is named for the most long-lasting empire of all times, which existed and ruled the eastern part of Europe for more than 1000 years. With a culture formed by the Greek civilization, the Byzantines also preserved and copied classical manuscripts, and they are thus regarded as transmitters of classical knowledge.
The figures of the chessmen were inspired by the royal family of the Macedonians, one of the biggest Dynasties of the Byzantine Empire. This dynasty included some of the most able emperors in Byzantium’s history such as Basil I the “Macedonian” (King) and Leo VI called the “Wise” or Philosopher (Knight). The period is characterized as one of revival and resurgence.
About the Brand
Manopoulos has been creating premium quality board games since 1972. Traditional craftsmanship and flawless manufacturing techniques, handed down from generation to generation are reflected in each backgammon and chess set they design, carrying on the Manopoulos’ legacy through uncompromising demands of style, materials, and workmanship.
Using traditional art techniques and exquisite craftsmanship, each game is the result of gifted sculptors, designers, and talented craftsmen working together to create unique pieces of art for your home and enjoyment.
Handcrafted in Greece.
Product type: Chess set
Dimensions: (19.5 x 19.5) cm
Material: Zinc Alloy 5
Colors: Silver, and Gold
Weight (per chess set): 1.08 kg
* The products must not come in contact with chemicals.
* Avoid humidity and water contact.
* Clean by using a dry cloth.
Packaging: Packaged in a glossy black paperboard box with gold-colored detailing, imprinted with the Manopoulos logo.
Packaging dimensions: (L 20.5 x W 20 x H 5) cm