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Playing Cards

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Object Number:15775
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Date Made: 1800-1893
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1893
Section:Asian
Materials:Paper
Pigment
Ink
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Flowers
Leaves
Birds
Bridge
Deer
Human Figure
Umbrella
Inscription Language:Japanese Language
Credit Line:Gift of Henry H. Giglioli, 1893

Description

48 rectangular paper playing cards. One side of each card is covered in black paper which raps around edges to form narrow black border which frames an image on white background on the other side. Yellow, pink, red, dark teal, and silver is applied on top of the ink outlines of the images. Scenes include leaves, flowers, birds, figure with umbrella, deer and bridge. Some of the scenes also have Japanese inscriptions.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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