This chess set by the master glassblower and flame-worker Gianni Toso, is one of the most popular objects in the @corningmuseum. Toso, an Italian Jew, comes from a historic Venetian glass making family with over 700 years of Murano glass blowing experience. The chess pieces are made in the form of Jewish and Roman Catholic figures. Their positioning on the chessboard was determined by the artist and is meant to reflect the opening up of dialogue between the two religions.
Source: @bentzis