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Game Piece

Top Die

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Object Number:21282
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Austria
Period: Modern
Late 19Th Century
Date Made: 1898
Early Date: 1898
Late Date: 1898
Materials:Bone (uncertain)
Iconography:Peasant Girl
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Lucy Wharton (Joseph) Drexel, 1898


A ten-sided prismatic top-die with longitudinal pin, having nine sides with black spots from 1 to 9, arranged so that the sum of the opposite faces from 1 to 8 equals nine. Opposite the nine is the figure of a peasant girl - Marianne = Mariandle, who counts double. Made in Vienna, largely for export.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Peace Around the World: Toys and Games for All the Ages (08 Dec 1996 - 31 Aug 1997) View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] 1899. "Special Collections". Bulletin of the Free Museum of Science and Art. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania. Vol. II. no. No. 1. pg. 51-66 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 57, fig 45View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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