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Austrian Renaissance Chess Set - Classic, Elegant Figures - AncientChess.com

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Published on Feb 26, 2013

For a long time Austria has been the center of figurative chess sets. Here is an especially elegant Austrian design, created in casting stone. Note the unusually passive stance of the king, the madonna-like "virgin" queen, and the full portraits of unadorned horses in this set. A set that points to the Renaissance artistic ideals, and reveres nature as much as the society of men. - AncientChess.com

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