Playing Card Deck


From: Korea

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 17602
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Korean
Provenience Korea
Period 19th Century
Date Made 1800 - 1895
Section Asian
Materials Cardboard | Ink

Deck of playing cards consisting of 62 long, narrow, rectangular strips of cardboard called Tujeon (Korean: 투전; Hanja: 鬪牋). Each card is painted with a feather-like motif on one side and the other side with various calligraphic marks indicating the value. The set consists of six suits with numbers 1-9 in each suit plus a General card. There are two extra blank cards for a total of 62. The suits are: Man, Fish, Pheasant, Antelope, Rabbit, and Horse.

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

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