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 37 - Collector Number|
29-191-241.13 - Old Museum Number
Tian Jiu, 天九, or Heavens and Nines, playing cards. Rectangular cards with rounded corners. Backs red. Faces with black and red domino spots and tacky yellow coating. Cards are stuck together. Some cards with scenes of multiple figures in red, black and green-brown.
From Culin publication: "No. 37. - From Chungch'ing. Somewhat similar to No. 34, except that the cards 1-2 and 3-4 are substituted for the two 1-3's. One of each of the fourteen kinds is illuminated. Total, 48."
Current & Past Exhibitions:
|Peace Around the World: Toys and Games for All the Ages (08 Dec 1996 - 31 Aug 1997)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|[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. 143, No. 37||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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