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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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In the Persian language this piece was called Mask-i-Aparzen, or "the tent of command", in which the king's advisor was to direct the battle, which then became the abbreviated term farzen / farsin and then firzan / vizier in Arabic (councilor /Prime Minister). Only after the arrival of the game in Europe did it become the dominion / queen we know today. Always cylindrical in shape like the king, it differs for its slightly smaller dimensions and for the curvilinear section of the lower part of the frontal carving. Furthermore, a small flat-headed wedge was inserted into the central cavity, now lost.

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