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Native NameTian Jiu 天九
Object Number:CG94-1-135J
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Date Made: 19th Century - 1930's
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1939
Section:Asian
Materials:Ivory
Bamboo
Paint
Technique:Painted
Notched
Glued
Incised
Iconography:Rabbit
Dragon
Flowers
Fan
Sword
Fly Whisk
Eight Immortals

Description

Incomplete set of Tian Jiu, 天九, or Heavens and Nines tiles or Chinese Dominoes. 10 rectangular ivory and black painted wood tiles. Depressions on one side painted in black and red with red, blue and green incised motifs carved in ivory including flowers, rabbit, dragon, and symbols of the immortals such as fan, sword and flywisk.


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