(28 x 28) 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.
No King was ever that heroic, no warrior ever fought that bravely, no battle was ever lost that gloriously. King Leonidas and his 300 soldiers made the most notorious sacrifice of all times fighting against the Persians in the battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. The story and the tragic betrayal that led to their defeat, is being told, written, sung, filmed and memorized endlessly through the centuries to this day
Leonidas (Pawn) is depicted armed for battle, holding his notorious shield with the Greek letter Λ (L) engraved. The King represents the famous semi-god hero, Hercules, the son of Zeus, and the Knight of the famous winged horse, Pegasus. The Queen figure is a replica of the famous statue Aphrodite of Milos (200 B.C.) and the Bishop is Apollo, from the Temple of Zeus in Olympia. The Castle is inspired by the Doric pillars of the Parthenon on the Acropolis.
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.
Dimensions: (28 x 28) cm
Material: Zinc Alloy 5
Colors: Blue, and Gold
Weight (per chess set): 3.2 kg
* The products must not come in contact with chemicals.
* Avoid humidity and water contact.
* Clean by using a dry cloth.
Packaging: Luxury wooden gift box.