The Medici family of Italy
Created during the height of the Renaissance in Florence, Italy, the Medici family was one of the wealthiest and most powerful families of the time. The family played a key role in promoting and supporting the arts, making Florence a cultural center. The Medici Chess Set is considered to be a testament to the wealth and influence of the Medici family.
Exceptional piece of art
The figurines are symbolic on the Medici Chess Set and are designed to tell a story as a piece of art to be enjoyed for its historical significance and beauty.
The pieces are carved from ivory and each one is decorated with intricate details, such as flowing robes, elegant hairstyles, and fine jewelry.
The white pieces are made of pale ivory, while the black pieces are made of darker ivory. This contrast creates a striking visual impact and makes the pieces easy to distinguish on the board.
The Medici Chess Set comes with a beautiful wooden board, which is often intricately carved and decorated.