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Venafro, Molise, Italy closed Visit museumarrow_right_alt

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Funerary Monument
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Togati characters
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Apollo
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Venus Landolina
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Sarcophagus
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Augusteo Edict of Venafro
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Pan flute
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The king
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the Bishop
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To be decorated
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To the queen
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Tower
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The pedestrian
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The horse
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Early medieval chess
Funerary Monument
Togati characters
Apollo
Venus Landolina
Sarcophagus
Augusteo Edict of Venafro
Pan flute
The king
the Bishop
To be decorated
To the queen
Tower
The pedestrian
The horse
Early medieval chess

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The king, called in Persian shah, later became escac in the Catalan language, hence the modern term chess. Cylindrical in shape, it has larger dimensions than all the other pieces that make up the Venafro (IS) chess set. The front carved part, probably a stylized reference to the throne of the monarch, is characterized by the angular lines that form a sort of trapezoid in the lower part, while the central cavity of the piece was used to fit an insert ending in the upper part with a small sphere.

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