This beautiful brass and nickel chess set from Manopoulos is based on Hercules, one of the most popular hero's in Greek mythology. Chess pieces are based on ancient Greek mythological gods, hero's, and creatures including Zeus, Athena, Aris, and Centaur. A drawn-bow Hercules is the pawn. Chess pieces are hand-cast in solid zinc and then brass and nickel plated. Chess pieces are then lacquered to keep the lustrous finish from ever tarnishing. This chess set is also available in complete chess set package includes the Manopoulos chess board and wood case for storage. A gorgeous chess set that will look beautiful in your home or office!