Checkerboard gravestone

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I wonder what the significance, or symbolism of this checkerboard gravestone is. Was it that the deceased was particularly good at chess, or simply that the style was fashionable at the time?

Cemeteries often have a few graves that look very different to those around them. Have you ever walked through a cemetery and wondered why particular gravestones have particular designs? I don't normally hang out at cemeteries, but on the occasions that I've visited one I've often found myself wondering what lies behind the distinctive nature of certain designs.

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