Game Stick



From: Korea

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 17608D
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Korean
Provenience Korea
Period Joseon Dynasty
Date Made 19th Century - 1895
Section Asian
Materials Wood

About an inch in length, this game stick known as bahm-nyout (밤윳)is white and flat on one side while black and convex on the other. There are four sticks in this set. They are usually made of the wood of a thick, bushy tree like the prunus. The convex side of the blocks is blackened by charring. They were used to play nyout-nol-ee or nyout playing (윳놀이).

Credit Line Gift of Dr. E. B. Landis, 1896

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