Playing Card Deck
|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Date Made:||1889 - 1893|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from William Henry Wilkinson, 1903|
|Other Number:||Wilkinson 32 - Collector Number|
29-191-241.8 - Old Museum Number
Playing cards based on a lucky formula. Rectangular cards with rounded corners. Backs red. Faces with black and red Chinese characters at each end. They read: 福如東海壽比南山. Tacky yellow coating. Eight of each character plus eight jokers.
From Culin publication: "No. 32. - From Chungch'ing. The Wa-wa p'ai, or childrens cards. Eight cards each of the hieroglyphs, Fuk u tung hoi | shau pi nam shan, "Happiness, like the eastern sea, age more than the southern hills." The eight fuk and the eight shau are in red; the rest in black; one fuk has upon it a spray of flowers. Total, 64. Fig. 131."
|[Book] Culin, Robert S. 1895. Korean Games, with Notes on the Corresponding Games of China and Japan.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 145, No. 32, Fig. 131||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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