The Romans Vs Egyptians hand painted themed chess pieces by Italfama

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  • Made in Italy.
  • Superb detail.
  • Beautifully crafted.
  • 3.25 inch King.
  • Perfect for a 15.75 inch board.

Indulge in the exquisite and renowned craftsmanship of Italfama, the artisan creators of these beautifully detailed and historically-inspired chess pieces. Within this set, the brilliant Caesarion, born June 23, 47 BC to the legendary Cleopatra and Julius Caesar, commands the powerful Egyptian army. Despite his father's denial, Cleopatra held high hopes that Caesarion would one day become Pharaoh. After Caesar's tragic death, mother and son returned to Egypt where the young three-year-old Caesarion was crowned co-ruler alongside his mother.

The Queen of Egypt is none other than the renowned Cleopatra, remembered for her connections with Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony. As the final active ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt, she was succeeded briefly by her son before Egypt became a province of the newly-formed Roman Empire. This exquisite chess set features two scribes as the bishops, symbolizing their crucial role in hand-writing books and documents, keeping records for priests and government, and overseeing the construction of monumental buildings. Thanks to these skilled scribes, much of ancient Egypt's history is preserved. The knight in this set is represented by Horus, one of the most significant deities of ancient Egypt. Often depicted as a falcon or a man with a falcon head, Horus was worshipped throughout prehistoric, Ptolemaic, and Roman Egypt.

Experience the power and grandeur of the Romans and Egyptians through these striking chess pieces. The rooks, represented by tall, four-sided monuments with pyramid-like structures, pay homage to the Ancient Egyptian obelisks. Meanwhile, the pawns, embodying the Egyptian infantry, showcase the blend of conscription and volunteerism in their ranks. Led by Marc Anthony, a prominent Roman politician and general, the Roman pieces evoke the conquests of Julius Caesar and the transformations of the Roman Republic. Explore the history and intrigue of these civilizations with every move on the chessboard.

In the game of The Romans vs Egyptians hand painted themed chess set by Italfama, Octavia, as the fourth wife of Marc Anthony, stands loyally by his side. As the elder sister of Augustus, the first Roman Emperor (known as Octavian), she was a prominent figure in Roman history and highly respected for her nobility and humanity. The Bishop is portrayed as a Centurion, a professional officer in the Roman Army who commanded groups of 80 soldiers. Represented by an eques (plural is Equites), the knight was known for their prowess on horseback. The rooks are depicted as Roman towers and completing the set are the legionaries, professional heavy infantry composed of Roman citizens under 45 years old who served 25 years. The intricate and exquisite pieces are matched with a 15.75 inch walnut and maple board, providing a luxurious and exclusive gaming experience.

Specification:

King Height 3 inches
King Base Diameter 0.71 inches
King Weight 36 grams
Pawn Height 2.5 inches
Pawn Weight 18 grams
Pawn Base Diameter 1 inches
Weight 5 kg
Materials Crushed stone resin