Playing Card Deck

Tian Jiu Playing Cards

Heavens and Nines Playing Cards


From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Tian Jiu 天九
Object Number 29-191-241.9
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Date Made Late 19th Century - 1929
Section Asian
Materials Paper | Ink
Technique Printed

Tian Jiu, 天九, or Heavens and Nines, playing cards. Rectangular cards with rounded corners. Backs with green checkerboard-like motif. Faces with black and red domino spots. Tacky yellow coating.

Length 12.8 cm
Width 2.33 cm
Credit Line Received from various sources, pre-1929

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