The Romans Vs Egyptians Hand Painted Chess Set

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  • Beautifully crafted.
  • Made in Italy.
  • Superb detail.
  • 3.25 inch King.
  • Matched with a stunning 15.75 inch Spanish board.

Indulge in the exquisite artistry of the renowned Italfama with this stunning and historically inspired chess set from Italy. Each piece is expertly crafted and meticulously hand-painted, boasting intricate details that will impress both players and art aficionados alike. Lead the charge with Marc Anthony, a Roman politician and celebrated general who played a pivotal role in the transformation of the Roman Republic and served as one of Caesar's trusted generals. By his side stands Octavia, his loyal and virtuous Queen, who was not only the fourth wife of Marc Anthony but also the elder sister of the first Roman Emperor. The Bishop is represented by a Centurion, a skilled officer who commanded small groups within the Roman Army. And the knight, a member of the Equites, symbolizes the power and prestige of the cavalry. Experience the luxury and sophistication of this exceptional chess set, fit for a true connoisseur of fine art and history.

The rooks, represented by a Roman tower, are accompanied by the rear line of legionaries, professional heavy infantry composed of Roman citizens under the age of 45, who served for 25 years. Our belief is that the Egyptian army is commanded by Caesarion, born on June 23, 47 BC to Cleopatra and Julius Caesar. Despite his father's denial, Cleopatra hoped that Caesarion would eventually become Pharaoh after Caesar's assassination. Upon their return to Egypt, the 3-year-old Caesarion was named co-ruler alongside his mother.

This luxurious chess set showcases the timeless battle between the Romans and Egyptians, where powerful figures such as Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, and Marc Anthony rose to fame. The queen, Cleopatra, is known for her captivating beauty and her reign as the last active ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt. After her rule, Egypt was annexed as a province of the Roman Empire. The bishops in this exquisite set are represented as scribes, skilled writers who recorded the history and construction of monumental buildings in ancient Egypt. The knight is embodied by Horus, a prominent deity worshipped in ancient and Roman Egypt, symbolized as a falcon or man with a falcon head. Thanks to the meticulous work of scribes, much is known about the fascinating world of ancient Egypt.

An impressive, vertically structured monument featuring a pyramidion (a pyramid-like top), Obelisks were originally known as "tekhenu" by the Ancient Egyptians. These towering structures beautifully represent the rooks in this set, while the pawns are depicted by the Egyptian infantry who were partly conscripted and partly voluntary. Along with a magnificent 15.75 inch Spanish chess board crafted from walnut and maple, these historical pieces are also available individually. Experience the timeless battle between the Romans and Egyptians with the exquisite hand painted chess pieces by Italfama. Whether paired with the board or on their own, they make a sophisticated gift for any Ancient Egypt/Chess enthusiast.

Includes:

  • 1 chess board
  • 32 chessmen
  • 1 rules booklet
  • Two year warranty

Specification:

King Height 3 inches
King Base Diameter 0.71 inches
King Weight 35 grams
Pawn Height 2.5 inches
Pawn Weight 18 grams
Pawn Base Diameter 1 inches
Weight 2.5 kg
Materials Crushed stone resin, Walnut, Maple
Style Themed
Number of Queens 2
Board Size 15.75 inches
Board Thickness 0.6 inches
Square Size 1.75 inches