Materials:Heavy weighted gold and silver coloured; handmade from zinc alloy; brass and nickel plated; lacquered to create both a luxurious feel and prevent tarnishing
Inspired by the famous diskobolos (or 'discus thrower') bronze statue created by the Athenian sculptor Myron, it is the pawn which provides the theme for this themed chess set. Although the original sculpture, dating back to c. 460 BC, has not survived, the original idea has been preserved through marble Roman copies and the Museo Nazionale Romano in Rome now houses the Lancellotti and Castel Porziano Discus Throwers. Originally a product of the Classical Period, the intensely focussed and emotionless facial expression contrasts sharply with...Click here to view product & close-up images
Materials:Heavy weighted gold and silver coloured; handmade from zinc alloy; brass and nickel plated; lacquered to create both a luxurious feel and prevent tarnishing.
A spectacular themed chess set based around the Greek mythological figure of Poseidon! Poseidon, the characteristically bearded 'God of the Sea' carrying his Trident, is the King - ready to strike the ground at any moment to create earthquakes, floods and drownings! The famous statue of Poseidon discovered on the Island of Melos, originally created there c.130 BC, provides the perfect anchor for this exquisitely detailed themed chess set. Athena, the goddess of wisdom, war, and household crafts (textiles and spinning) and from whom the great city of Athens takes its name, is the Queen. This themed chess piece is based on...Click here to view product & close-up images
Our commitment to you and your complete satisfaction here at your CheckmateChessSets means that we are only prepared to present to you theme chess pieces and chess boards of the highest quality and craftsmanship. Derived from original sculptures, all the themed chess pieces featured within our catalogue here at CheckmateChessSets are authentic high quality items.
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