Tuesday, July 24, 2012

3-D Hand Carved Chessboard and Set

Featured at Rittenhoused -- $1,200.00

It makes me slightly dizzy just looking at it!  I cannot imagine playing chess on it unless I was standing up over it so I could see it fully from above.  I'm not one of those people who can see the full board and the location of all the pieces (and keep track of them) in my mind's eye!

When I first saw this photograph, I couldn't help but think about all of those Mayan stepped or layered pyramids in Mexico and Central America.  Do you think the Mayan might have visualized their pyramids as game boards of a sort as viewed by the gods and goddesses from above?  Hmmmm....

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