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Theater by Oleg Raikis, 2022

The set represents characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet.

The king is Shakespeare. The queen is Ophelia. The bishop is the ghost of Hamlet's father, hence the face is empty. The knights are Jester Yorick. The pawns are theatrical masks, each mask has a different expression.

This extraordinary set was created by noted sculptor and Carver Oleg Raikis. His chess carvings are internationally recognized and are highly prized and sought-after by chess collectors Worldwide.

This is the only copy of this set in wood. King 11.5 cm. The kings are signed by Oleg.

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