Men Playing Chess, Piandjikent

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Illustration 88, p105 in Tamara Talbot Rice, Ancient Arts of Central Asia, 1965
88 This wall-painting from Piandjikent of two men engaged in a game of chess has a symbolic meaning, for it is probably based on an incident in Buddha's earlier life. Seventh century
88 Wall-painting: men playing chess. Piandjikent, seventh century. Photo: State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad
Soghdian Murals at Piandjikent, an extract from ANCIENT ARTS OF CENTRAL ASIA by Tamara Talbot Rice

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