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Game Piece

Amulet

Object Number:29-127-1649
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Horse
Monkey
Credit Line:Purchased from Rev. Edward W. Thwing; subscription of Robert C. H. Brock, 1902
Other Number:11574 - R. C. H. Brock Collection Number

Description

E-sen 絵銭 (picture coin). Koma sen 駒銭, gaming piece. Saru Hiki Goma 猿曳き駒 (Monkey and Horse). Obv. Monkey leading a horse on a leash. Rev. Plain. Symbolizes the idea that "Force without smarts is useless".

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