University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 17601
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Korea
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. E. B. Landis, 1896


There are 15 red horses and 15 green horses in a net bag. There is a Chinese inscription on the bottom of each horse. The game of ssang-ryouk or backgammon (썅륙)is played with wooden pins or men called mal or horse (말) upon a hollowed wooden board called ssang-ryouk-pahn (썅륙판).

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chess and Playing-Cards (18 Sep 1895 - 31 Dec 1895)View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Culin, R. S. 1898. Chess and Playing Cards: Catalogue of games and implements for divination exhibited by the Unites States National Museum in connection with the Department of Archaeology and Paleontology of the University of Pennsylvania at the Cotton States and. : Page/Fig./Plate: 849View Objects cited in this Publication

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