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Tian Jiu Tiles

Heavens and Nines Tiles

Dominoes

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Native NameTian Jiu 天九
Object Number:CG94-1-132
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Date Made: 19th Century - 1930's
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1939
Section:Asian
Materials:Bamboo
Paint
Technique:Painted

Description

Incomplete set of Tian Jiu, 天九, or Heavens and Nines tiles or Chinese Dominoes. The 54 tiles, CG94-1-133 and 55 tiles, CG94-1-132 are a complete set of 109. Rectangular bamboo tiles painted black. Depressions on one side painted in white and red. Cards are individually labeled A through CCC.

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