Playing Card Deck

Tian Jiu Playing Cards

Heavens and Nines Playing Cards


From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Tian Jiu 天九
Object Number 29-191-241.1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Date Made Late 19th Century - 1929
Section Asian
Materials Paper | Ink
Technique Printed
Iconography Coins
Inscription Language Chinese Language

84 Tian Jiu, 天九, or Heavens and Nines, playing cards. Rectangular cards with rounded corners. They are entirely black on one side and other side has black and red spot on white background. Some cards have motifs in center including coins and Chinese characters.

Height 9 cm
Width 2 cm
Credit Line Received from various sources, pre-1929

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