Celtic Vs. Vikings Chess Pieces - SAC Hand Decorated
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About the Celtic Vs. Vikings Chess Pieces - SAC Hand Decorated
The Celtic people were inhabitants of areas of Western Europe, particularly Ireland, Wales, Brittany and the Highlands of Scotland. They were subjected to raids by Vikings and Norsemen and this chess set is the story of a battle between the Irish King, Brian Boru, and the Viking invaders. The battle took place at Clontarf, near Dublin and was a fierce encounter. Although the Celts managed to defeat the Viking invaders, their King, Brian Boru, was slain.
This chess set features the principal characters involved in the battle and depicts Celtic designs and artifacts of the period. Almost one thousand years ago the Celtic inhabitants of Ireland rose up under their King, Brian Boru, to fight the invading and colonizing Vikings. The skill and workmanship of the Celtic tribes was demonstrated by their artistic and unique designs, recognized throughout the world and reproduced here in these magnificent chess set pieces.
These chessmen are made out of Polyresin, which is a crushed stone composite. It has the look and feel of stone, but the durability of a plastic. It is truly the best of both worlds.
- Chess set pieces only, board not included.
- King size: 4 1/4"
- Pawn size: 3 1/8"
- Base size: 1 7/16"
- Brown felt bases
- King weight: 3.7 oz
- Entire set weight: 76.4
- Board recommendation: 2-2 1/8" squares. See options below.