Carolingi XIV Chess known also as Charlemagne vs Moors Chess Set is a production by Italian artist Piero Benzoni.
The chess set is representation of historical confrontation between French Christians in Southern Europe and Muslim Moors of Spain. The figures are said to be of fairly good historical resemblance. Each of the chess pieces is ( which by the way are fairly big, with both Kings over 26cm height) beautifully designed, hand crafted and signed by the sculptor.
The board’s surface is made of polished marble and is beautifully lined with silver and gold frame.
Carolingi XIV Chess Set – Technical Details
Carolingi (Carolingians) Chess Pieces: King ht: 26cm (10.24in), Base: 8 cm (3.15 in)
Mori (Moors) Chess Pieces: King ht: 27cm (10.63in), Base: 8 cm (43.15 in)
Charlemagne vs Moors Gold and Silver Onyx Rectangular Chess Table: 130 x 83 x ht 60 cm (51.18 x 32.68 x 23.62 in)
Gold and Silver Onyx Chess Stool: 34 x 34 x ht 48 cm (13.39 x 13.39 x 18.90 in)
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