In the Crimean Museum of chess and checkers are chess, made of natural materials. In this article we will talk about the amazing exhibit, which has a mysterious name “Chess Serpens”. The name of the exhibit is directly connected with the material it is made of stone serpentine or Latin serpens, that in translation means snake.
This name stone is acquired because of its serpentine painting, giving it a magical image. Around serpentine lot of rumours and legends. There is an opinion that it is worn deceivers that is easier to bring others into error. There is a legend that the serpentine is a stone serpent-tempter, it spat Adam, when choked on his Apple. Hence another name – the stone of Adam, meaning the original sin.
However, these myths has not prevented to use it for good purposes. It is believed that the serpentine is capable of cleaning from negative energy, helps with headaches, accelerates bone bonding and is considered a guardian from snake bites. For a long time it was used by pharmacists as a capacity for medicines, which arose another name – the pharmaceutical stone.
In General, the serpentine is viewed as a strong power, so it is a talisman for sportsmen and businessmen, fills their owners power and energy.
Chess Serpens completely made of stone material, including a chess Board. In the greatness they are quite large: the size of the game Board 37×37, the height of the smallest figures pawns 7cm, the great – king 11cm. As exhibit entirely of stone, and the weight it is appropriate. They say that in the house it is useful to have the subject of a serpentine, and if it will be chess, the advantage of such object will be twice more. For those who are thinking to purchase such chess, warn, price 400-600 USD depending on the size of boards and shapes.
Author Yulia Semenova
creator Web-club Fenix-64
Below are the pictures of this amazing exhibit