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Playing Card

Native NameTahka Ilaa'a
Object Number:45-15-1279.37
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Apache
Provenience: Arizona
Culture Area: Southwest Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Rawhide
Pigment
Length: 10.2 cm
Width: 5.8 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Owen Stephens, 1945

Description

One of 40 playing cards (Montee Cards) copied on skin after the Spanish. Four suits: swords, cups, maces, money.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Living in Balance: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo, and Apache (20 May 1995 - 2013) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Wayland, Virginia. 1962. "Apache Playing Cards". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 4. no. 3. pg. 34-39 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 34-39 "l"View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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