One of the exhibits of the Crimean chess and checkers musealized directly to the Crimea. What do we associate with the Crimea? Of course with a nautical theme. “Crimean chess” is stylized as a once in a Maritime style. If you consider chess pieces carefully and compare with some data, you can verify that the author of these chess when he was not a resident of the Crimea, at least once have been there and, apparently, this trip he remembered.
Game Crimean chess instantly plunges into the world of marine flora and fauna. Each shape represents a marine life: real and imagined. For example, in the role of pawns are fish. At first glance, an ordinary fish, but if we compare them with the most widespread species of the Black sea, you’ll find that they are very much similar to the triggerfish is a popular inhabitant of the waters of the Black sea.
Chess knight is a figure endowed with skill, in connection with a nautical theme has acquired the image of a seahorse, which rarely, but still can be found in the waters of the Crimea.
Rook made in the form of bivalve shells, which are often used as Souvenirs.
Bishop resemble sea warriors-mermaids. According to legends originally mermaids believed drowned not baptized boys. Already, over time, the image of the mermaid began to connect with a beautiful girl, which acts as a chess Queen.
Lord of the chess Board – king – styled in the image of the Lord of the seas of Neptune.
Crimean chess came to the Museum after six months after its opening. This gift is one of the Crimean lovers of chess games, which took the initiative and decided to replenish the collection of the Museum exhibit, which pleases visitors and fans of the game of chess.
Below are the pictures of this amazing exhibit