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Discus Thrower

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Price: £129.95
Prod. Code: F7

by Manopoulos of Athens, Greece

Themed Chess Pieces:

  • King height: 6.5cm
  • King base diameter: 2.3cm
  • Gold and silver coloured
  • Handmade from zinc alloy
  • Brass and nickel plated
  • Lacquered to create a luxurious feel and to prevent tarnishing
  • Heavy weighted themed chess pieces for an opulent feel

Chess Board Not Included

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Inspired by the famous diskobolos (or 'discus thrower') bronze statue created by the Athenian sculptor Myron, it is the pawn which the anchors 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

Discus Thrower Themed Chess Set - Manopoulos

Originally a product of the Classical Period, the intensely focused and emotionless facial expression contrasts sharply with the actual physical tension the athlete must be experiencing. At the extremity of the pull back prior to release, the sculpture dramatically captures both the sense of moment as well as of movement!

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! This famous statue of Poseidon discovered on the Island of Melos was originally created there c. 130 BC.

Discus Thrower Themed Chess Set - Manopoulos

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 the Athena Promachos (the 'Warrior') created by the Athenian sculptor Pheidias. It was originally erected in the Acropolis in c.456 BC, later to be transferred to Constantinople. Complete with helmet, aegis (small shield or breastplate) and lance, the original bronze statue stood some 9m (30 feet) high and could be seen many miles away.

Discus Thrower Themed Chess Set - Manopoulos

The Bishop featured in the following image is inspired by a bronze statue of the God Hermes from the Classic period 400BC.

Discus Thrower Themed Chess Set - Manopoulos

Sculpted by Pheidias in c.566 BC, a horse with its rider based on an original from the marble facade of the Parthenon, has inspired the Knight. See for yourself the elegant flow and level of detail in this beatifully sculpted themed chess piece...

Discus Thrower Themed Chess Set - Manopoulos

The Stele of Aristion provides the inspiration for the Castle. Dating back to c.510 BC, the funerary stele (or grave monument) of Aristion, an Athenian bearded warrior, is now safely housed in the Department of Sculptures in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Discovered in 1839, the original stele stands some 2.4m high and, according to the inscription on the base, was the work of Aristokles. The figure is depicted wearing a kyne - a type of leather cap.

Discus Thrower Themed Chess Set - Manopoulos       

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