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The Romans Vs Egyptians hand painted themed chess pieces by Italfama
The Romans Vs Egyptians hand painted themed chess pieces by Italfama
The Romans Vs Egyptians hand painted themed chess pieces by Italfama
The Romans Vs Egyptians hand painted themed chess pieces by Italfama
The Romans Vs Egyptians hand painted themed chess pieces by Italfama
The Romans Vs Egyptians hand painted themed chess pieces by Italfama
The Romans Vs Egyptians hand painted themed chess pieces by Italfama
The Romans Vs Egyptians hand painted themed chess pieces by Italfama
The Romans Vs Egyptians hand painted themed chess pieces by Italfama
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The Romans Vs Egyptians hand painted themed chess pieces by Italfama

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Product Description

  • Made in Italy.
  • Superb detail.
  • Beautifully crafted.
  • 3.25 inch King.
  • Perfect for a 15.75 inch board.
THE PIECES
Another excellent set of quality and historic pieces by the renowned Italfama of Italy.

We believe the Egyptian army is led by Caesarion born on June 23, 47 BC to Cleopatra and Julius Caesar. Although not acknowledged by his father, Cleopatra hoped Caesarion would eventually succeed the Pharaoh. Following Caesar’s assassination however mother and son returned to Egypt where the now 3 year old Caesarion was named co-ruler with his mother.

The Egyptian Queen is no other than the beautiful Cleopatra. Famous for her relationships with Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony, she was the last active ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt and was only briefly survived as Pharaoh by her son. Egypt then became a province of the recently established Roman Empire after her reign

The bishops in this historic set are represented by two scribes. Responsible for writing books or documents by hand, scribes also helped keep track of records for priests and government and supervised as well as documented the construction of monumental buildings. It is thanks to such scribes that much of what is known about ancient Egypt.

Horus, one of the most significant deities of Ancient Egypt has been chosen to represent the knight. Most often depicted as a falcon or a man with falcon head, Horus was worshipped from at least the late prehistoric Egypt until the Ptolemaic Kingdom and Roman Egypt.

A tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape or pyramidion at the top, Obelisks were originally called "tekhenu" by their builders, the Ancient Egyptians. These towering monuments depict the rooks in this set whilst the pawns are represented by the Egyptian infantry who were partially conscripted and partially voluntary.

The Romans on this field are led by Marc Anthony, a Roman politician and general who supported Julius Caesar. He played a critical role in the transformation of the Roman Republic and served as one of Caesar’s generals during the Conquest of Gaul and the Civil War. Known for his affair with Cleopatra who bore him three children, he was married to Octavia.

Octavia, Marc Anthony’s fourth wife, stands by him. The elder sister of Augustus, the first Roman Emperor (aka Octavian), she was one of the most prominent women in Roman history. Respected and admired by contemporaries for her loyalty, nobility and humanity, she maintained traditional Roman feminine virtues.

The Bishop is represented by a Centurion, a professional officer of the Roman Army, most of which commanded groups of about 80 men.

The knight is represented by an eques (plural is Equites) and these are also known as knights in modern times because of the involvement of horses.

The rooks are depicted by a Roman tower and bringing up the rear are the legionaries, professional heavy infantry, who were made up of Roman citizens under the age of 45 and who were required to serve 25 years.

We have matched these exquisite pieces with a 15.75 inch walnut and maple board to give you the The Romans vs Egyptians Hand Painted Themed Chess Set by Italfama

Please note that as these pieces are hand painted, there may be some inconsistencies in the level of detail and colour and therefore your pieces may be very slightly different from the images shown. Any inconsistencies however are minimal.

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Product Specifications

King Height:  3 inches (7.62 cm)
King Base Diameter:  0.71 inches (1.8 cm)
King Weight:  36 grams
Pawn Height:  2.5 inches (6.35 cm)
Pawn Weight:  18 grams
Pawn Base Diameter:  1 inch (2.54 cm)
Weight:  5 kg
Materials:  Crushed Stone Resin

Please note that due to wood being a natural and therefore inconsistent material, weights are approximate and won't be exact. Please also be aware that this may result in colour and burl variation, and the design and precise specification of these pieces may be subject to small variations due to their handcrafted nature

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