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Playing Card Deck

Native NameTian Jiu 天九
Object Number:29-238-34
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Shanxi
Period: 19th Century
Date Made: 1889 - 1893
Early Date: 1889
Late Date: 1893
Section:Asian
Materials:Paper
Ink
Technique:Printed
Iconography:Dominoes
Length: 10.6 cm
Width: 3.1 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from William Henry Wilkinson, 1903
Other Number:Wilkinson 34 - Collector Number
29-191-241.6 - Old Museum Number

Description

48 Tian Jiu, 天九, or Heavens and Nines, playing cards. Rectangular cards with rounded corners. Backs with red and green hexagonal and x motif. Faces with black and red domino spots. Tacky yellow coating.

From Culin publication: "No. 34 - From Shansi province. The card 1-4 being substituted for 1-3, consists of a double Chi lung pack. Total, 48."

Bibliography:

[Book] Culin, Robert S. 1895. Korean Games, with Notes on the Corresponding Games of China and Japan.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 143, No. 34View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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