Blending the game of chess with art, Manopoulos brings to life European empires and Greek mythologies on the chess board with a collection of beautiful chess sets. Handcrafted by the skilled artisans at Manopoulos in Athens Greece, this special chess set is based on one of the most powerful and effective elements of ancient warfare, the archers. This complete chess set package includes the Archers chess pieces, brass chess board, and an attractive wood case that holds both the chess pieces and board. Each piece is wonderfully designed and sculpted with fine detail to capture the essence of the theme. The pieces are die cast solid zinc with brass and nickel plating that gives the pieces a shiny gold and silver look. The final step is a varnish finish to protect the pieces from ever tarnishing. This is a medium size chess set with a 3.5" king and perfect for a game of chess.The chess board is made from a sheet of brass with each square delineated by a raised edge. The frame and black squares are painted a deep multicolor ruby-red that looks absolutely stunning. Be sure to watch the video to see how it's done. The board is protected with a lustrous varnish that both protects and enhances the colors of the board. The chess board measures 17" overall with 1.75" squares. The wood case is perfect for storing the pieces and board. A foam tray at the bottom has individual compartments for safely storing each piece while the chess board sits on top. But you'll probably want to leave this beautiful piece of art out and displayed in your home. Whether you are buying this for yourself or a gift for someone special, you or they will be thrilled with this special chess set from Greece!Chess Pieces: Standard 32 Piece Set King Height: 3.5" King Base: 1.25" Material: Solid Cast Zinc, Brass and Nickel Plated Felt Pads Chess Board: Size: 17" x 17" x 1.5" Square Size: 1.75" Material: Brass over Wood CompositeChess Case: Dimensions: 18.75" x 18.75" x 3" Material: Veneer Covered Wood Composite Foam tray with 32 individual compartments for each piece Brass Latches Secure the Lid A Note on Handcrafted Products: Beautiful handcrafted products such as this chess set have their own inherent character and what some might think of as imperfections which exemplify that it is handmade. Each piece is unique with its own color variation and quality.