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44481
 

Dice

Cowrie

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Object Number:
16482B
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Sinhalese
Provenience:
Sri Lanka
Date Made:
19th Century - 1893
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1893
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Cowrie Shell
Description:
Loaded cowries; used as dice in Dhola Game
Credit Line:
Purchased from the Ceylon Commissioner, World's Columbian Exposition

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chess and Playing-Cards (18 Sep 1895 - 31 Dec 1895)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Culin, R. S. 1898. Chess and Playing Cards: Catalogue of games and implements for divination exhibited by the Unites States National Msueum in connection with the Department of Archaeology and Paleontology of the University of Pennsylvania at the Cotton STates and. : Page/Fig./Plate: 856
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