As part of the project which led to the reproduction of De ludo scachorum (On the Game of Chess) by Luca Pacioli, Aboca Museum presents an extraordinary wooden chess board. The side drawers come from designs in the manuscript of the mediaeval mathematician from Sansepolcro. A winning move for any follower of the game.
Created by master craftsmen after techniques in use at the time of the Renaissance, the table is made of the antique oak of centuries-old beams.
The Aboca project, an exploration of the profound bond between man and nature, includes reinforcing the culture and history of its region, Val Tiberina in Tuscany. The classic interest in medicinal plants, therefore has an underlying value for the production of objects and volumes associated with Sansepolcro and the surrounding lands.
Each table has been treated with a mixture of incense, myrrh, Chios mastic and natural alcohol, which preserves the wood and its derived artistic creations over time.
Produced in a limited number of specimens
The table does not include the chess pieces and the board, available separately from our e-shop