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 30 - Collector Number|
29-191-241.10 - Old Museum Number
Deck of Tian Jiu, 天九, or Heavens and Nines, playing cards. Rectangular cards with rounded corners. Backs red. Faces with black and red domino spots. Some cards with flowers in between printed in red and pale green. Ends of some of the cards have a wave-like motif. Tacky yellow coating.
From Culin publication: "No. 30 - From Chungch'ing (Chungking). Known as Fa p'ai, or "Flower cards." Three each of the twenty-one natural dominoes plain, and four each illuminated. The illumination is a spray of flowers, and is the same for each card. Total, 147. It is to be noted that all Chungking domino packs are usually put in the order of the dominoes, viz.: 6-6, 1-1, 4-4, 1-3 (3-3, 5-5 sic) 2-2, 5-6, 4-6, 1-6, 1-5; 3-6, 4-5, 2-6, 3-5, 2-5, 3-4, 2-3, 1-4, 2-4, 1-2."
|[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. 141-142, No. 30||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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