University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 17607D
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Korea
Period: Yi Dynasty
Date Made: 19th Century - 1893
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1893
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. E. B. Landis, 1896


This game stick or nyout stick made of wood was used to play nyout-nol-ee or nyout playing (윳놀이). There are four nyou sticks in this set. One of the sides is flat while the other side is convex and retains the natural tree branch shape. There are few cracks visible on these sticks.

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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: plate 1, figure 2View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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