University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBaduk
Object Number: 16431D
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Korea
Date Made: 19th Century - 1893
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1893
Credit Line:Purchased at/from the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893


The baduk game cup consists of 140 irregular pieces of polished white shells used to play baduk or pebble game (바둑). This unpainted wooden bowl with wooden cover is part of two cups that make up a set. Board(16431A) and two wooden cups(16431B and D) with lids(16431C and E) containing 268(?) black and white pieces (16431F).

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: 869View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Book] Culin, R. S. 1958. Games of the Orient. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 92, Fig. 96View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference

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