Seller: aeonamaltheas (70) 100%, Location: London, London, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 302135024155 Hellenic themed 16no of chess pawns. Made of alabaster Hand painted. Based on themes and clothing from the Hellenic antiquity this set consists of 16no pawns and comes complete in a special case. Introducing as queen, Thessalonica of Macedon, mermaid and sister of Alexander the Great. A popular Hellenic legend talks about a mermaid that lives in the Aegean for thousands of years and was thought to be Thessalonica. The legend goes that during the wars of Alexander his sister set on a quest for the Fountain of Immortality. After great difficulties she succeeds to do so and she brings a flask back to Alexander. Her brother refuses immortality tricking her to drink instead. After Alexander passes away, the griefstriken Thessalonica tries to end her life by jumping at sea. Instead of drowning, however she becomes a mermaid who passed judgement throughout the centuries and across the seven seas. For the sailors in the oceans that encountered her, she would always ask them the same question "Is Alexander the king alive?", to which the correct answer is "He lives and still rules", from where onwards she would let the ship and crew to sail away safely and free to continue their journey in calm seas. Any other answer would spur her into rage, where she would transform herself into gorgon, and mean doom for the ship and every sailor onboard as she plunges the ship fathoms below.. Each set and the chessboard are sold separately so you can have your own unique combination. Check own shop under the category Ancient Life Originating from a sculptor's studio with more than twenty year presence in the greek market this set of chess is for the 45cmx45cm chessboards Aeon Amaltheas Ltd represents artists with continuous and distinguished presence in the Greek market. Information about the article: Made of alabaster, this classic statue stands on its own podium.This superior marble based material, allows for finer level of detailing. On the same time archaic tones are used for coloring of the clothing.Please note this article is an artist's replica and NOT a genuine ancient artifact!!!!All deliveries will be recorded/ signed for deliveries. Free Package & Postage. Price includes VAT. FREE SHIPPING IN THE UK!!! International Buyers: We do confirm participation on eBay Global Shipping Programme that ensures minimum postage costs for non-UK buyers.If you require an alternative courier service, please contact us for a personalized postage quote. Condition: A brand new complete set of 16no chess pawns for 45x45cm chess boards, Type: Chess, Material: Alabaster, Colour: White, Culture: Greek, Dimensions: 45cmx45cm, Hellenic name: Skaki, Latin equivalent: Chess, Theme: Macedonian, Legend: Thessalonica of Macedon, mermaid.