Greek Mythology on Wooden Box
(34 x 34) 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 Greek Mythology Chess set takes inspiration from the story of how the city of Athens got its name. This glorious city was in dispute between two gods: Poseidon, the God of the Sea, and Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom. After both gods made an offer to the citizens of the city, Athena’s gift was preferred, and thus, the city was named for her and carries her name to this day.
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 sculpted by Pheidias. The castle is a reproduction of one of the most admirable Attic steles devoted to young Aristion who died in battle. Finally, the Pawn is a bronze statue of a fully armed warrior in 500 B.C.
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: (34 x 34) cm
Material: Zinc Alloy 5
Color: Silver, and Gold
Weight (per chess set): 3 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 paperboard box with flip-top opening and glossy finish, imprinted with the Manopoulos logo.
Packaging dimensions: (L 35.5 x W 35.5 x H 7) cm