Playing Card Deck
|Native Name||Tian Jiu 天九|
|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Date Made:||1889 - 1893|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from William Henry Wilkinson, 1903|
|Other Number:||Wilkinson 24 - Collector Number|
29-191-241.5 - Old Museum Number
Deck of Tian Jiu, 天九, or Heavens and Nines, playing cards. Many of the cards have become stuck together. Rectangular cards with rounded corners. Backs are black and faces have black and red domino spots with tacky yellow coating.
From Culin publication: "No. 24 - From Hankow. Known as Fa-wong, "Flower princes" (see No. 38). The twenty-one natural dominoes; three each plain, two each with flowers or ornamental objects, one each with a figure of a hero or heroine. No jokers. Total, 126."
|[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. 141, No. 38||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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