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Object Number:16482C
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Sri Lanka
Date Made: 19th Century - 1893
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1893
Materials:Cowrie Shell
Credit Line:Purchased from the Ceylon Commissioner, World's Columbian Exposition, 1893


Loaded cowries; used as dice in Dhola Game

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chess and Playing-Cards (18 Sep 1895 - 31 Dec 1895) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Culin, Robert S. 1898. Chess and Playing Cards: Catalogue of games and implements for divination exhibited by the Unites States National Museum in connection with the Department of Archaeology and Paleontology of the University of Pennsylvania at the Cotton States and International Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia 1895.. Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 856, plate 30View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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