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The Zodiac Hand Painted Chess Set

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  • Beautifully crafted.
  • Exquisite detail.
  • 3.25 inch king.
  • Made in Italy.
  • Presented with a beautiful 15.75 inch Spanish board.

THE PIECES

Indulge in the exquisite intricacy and artistry of Italfama with these hand-crafted pieces, masterfully constructed from crushed stone composite. Each piece embodies its respective zodiac sign, from the regal Leo and Aquarius Kings to the elegant Virgo and Libra Queens. The Aries and Taurus bishops and distinguished Sagittarius and Capricorn knights complete the set, while the Gemini and Pisces rooks and Cancer and Scorpio pawns add a touch of sophistication. For added convenience, each piece is labeled with its rank. The playing field features a stunning 15.75 inch walnut and maple board from Spain.

THE HISTORY

The term Zodiac originates from the Greek word meaning 'living beings' and relates to the representations of creatures found among the stars at night. Our Sun journeys around 'The Zodiac Belt' throughout the year, with energy traveling from the various constellational signs and celestial radiations down to Earth. These influences are intertwined with the movements of the planets as they orbit the Sun in their respective cycles. The 12 signs of the Zodiac can be categorized as either masculine or feminine, positive or negative, and active or passive. Masculine signs include Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius, while feminine signs are Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces.

To easily recall the signs, simply use this mnemonic:

The Ram, the Bull, the Heavenly Twins
And now the Crab, the Lion shines,
The Virgin and the Scales.
The Scorpion, Archer and The Goat.
The Man that bears the Watering Pot,
And Fish with glittering tails.

Includes:

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

Specification:

King Height 3.25 inches
King Base Diameter 1 inches
King Weight 35.7 grams
Pawn Height 2.25 inches
Pawn Weight 23.2 grams
Pawn Base Diameter 1 inches
Weight 2.5 kg
Materials Crushed stone resin, Maple, Walnut
Style Themed
Number of Queens 2
Board Size 15.75 inches
Board Thickness 0.6 inches
Square Size 1.75 inches