— R.A. Frank Bremley
— Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix
Looks like they didn’t always go so well….from a fresca at Castello di Issogne Valle d’Aosta
— Odorico Politi
From first century Rome, this is believed to be an early tables game, one of the forefathers of backgammon. One can count that there seem to be far more than 12 markings, but if done as vertical lines through the circles, there are 12 columns, so perhaps this is what was meant.
— Valentin de Boulogne (French, Coulommiers-en-Brie 1591–1632 Rome)
— David Teniers