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Funerary Monument
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Togato Characters
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Apollo Statue
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Landolina venus
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Sarcophagus
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Augustan Editto
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Flute
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King
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Bishop
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Decorated vase
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The queen
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The Tower
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Pawn
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Horse pawn
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High medieval Chess
Funerary Monument
Togato Characters
Apollo Statue
Landolina venus
Sarcophagus
Augustan Editto
Flute
King
Bishop
Decorated vase
The queen
The Tower
Pawn
Horse pawn
High medieval Chess

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Description

This stone was found in the early medieval Benedictine monastery of San Vincenzo al Volturno (IS), in a fragmented state, during excavations conducted by the Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples. The vase has a globular body, four ribbon handles and various kinds of raw engravings. The areas delimited by the handles host human figures dressed in probable monastic clothes and with a tonsure on the head; they can therefore be interpreted as monks. Around the figures there are several five-pointed stars and the letters A and R with an unknown meaning. The function of the glue is uncertain. Not showing any signs of soot, its use as a kitchen utensil is to be excluded. As a preliminary, it can be assumed that it was used as an electoral ballot box to establish monastic offices; in fact, together with the flask, ceramic fragments with engraved letters were found inside, probably used as "electoral cards".

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