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Madiao Playing Card

Object Number:20414
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 18th Century - 1897
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1897
Section:Asian
Credit Line:Gift of Henry H. Giglioli, 1897

Description

Playing card for Madiao. Number 5 in the strings of coins suit. Used as a label most likley for 20267, a net bag from Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands. The reverse is green with a stamp that reads: No PAPOUASIE. At the top is writing that says 16 Grassarmlet (?) There is also cursive handwriting at the bottom which reads: He Gilbert Taroway.

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