The Aegean Chess Set in Heavy Brass - Modern Art Chess (X2086)
Art in chess - cast in solid brass, this set is based on Cycladic art from 3000 years ago - the most ancient European civilisation. The art was highly stylized representation of human form with minimal geometric lines, giving a striking resemblance to todays Modern Art. It features humans at various points in life. Th ewoman for example, is portrayed in what was regarded as her most important life phase 3000 yrs ago - Pregnancy. The whole superb set comes in a Presentation Case. An amazing set of chess pieces that is both a theme design and also strongly staunton influenced.