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Athenian Metal Chessmen Gold/Bronze Extra Large



The theme of this chess set is inspired by the myth of naming the city of Athens.

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Chessmen background: The theme of this chess set is inspired by the myth of naming the city of Athens. All pawns are miniatures of real statues. We used as king the large statue of Poseidon of Milos (120BC) from the National Archaeological Museum. As a queen, the bronze statuette (470BC) of “Athena Promachos” that means “Protector”, from the Acropolis Museum. This bronze Hellenistic figurine (300BC) as the bishop, depicts a general – omenoscope, also from the National Archaeological Museum. The knight is inspired by the horseman of stone II, in the British Museum, from the west frieze of the Parthenon (438BC). The “Stele of Aristion” or “Marathon Stele”, “Work of Aristokles”(510BC), is kept in the Archaeological Museum of Athens and inspired the castle. On the front line the pawn is the elite Athenian Hoplite (depicted here with shortsword), from a bronze statuette (540BC) belonging to the Berlin Antiquities Collection in Altes Museum.

Product details

CHESSMEN: color: gold/bronze  kings height: 10.5 cm,  material: zinc alloy 5,  weight: 5 kg.  Pieces have felt base.


CASE: size: 45x 22x 9cm, 

material: Plastic box with storage slots for the chessmen

Weight: 5 kg