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Auction archive: Lot number 334

A SET OF EIGHT GANJIFA PLAYING CARDS, FIRST HALF 20TH CENTURY

Estimate
£100 - £150
ca. US$138 - US$207
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 334

A SET OF EIGHT GANJIFA PLAYING CARDS, FIRST HALF 20TH CENTURY

Estimate
£100 - £150
ca. US$138 - US$207
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

(Interiors, Homes & Antiques | Live Online, 18th February 2021) A SET OF EIGHT GANJIFA PLAYING CARDS, FIRST HALF 20TH CENTURY A SET OF EIGHT GANJIFA PLAYING CARDS, FIRST HALF 20TH CENTURY, possibly Maharashtra, Central/Western India, comprising eight circular polychrome-painted and lacquered paper playing cards (ganjifa), three illustrated with the Goddess Sarasvati, one with the Goddess Lakshmi, the remaining with a variety of subjects, the plain back painted in red, mounted on a Plexiglass panel, the panel 38cm high, each card 7.5cm diameter, (8) Notes: This type of playing cards (ganjifa) are used in India, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey, and are usually hand-painted. The game first reached India from Iran in the early 16th century. At the time, the eight-suited Mughal ganjifa pack became widespread. It was then later replaced by the Dashavatara ganjifa set, in which each suit represents one of Vishnu's avatars. A complete example of ganjifa pack can be seen in the Ashmolean Museum Collection, Oxford (inv. no. EAX.2078). (Qty: 8) the panel 38cm high, each card 7.5cm diameter

Auction archive: Lot number 334
Auction:
Datum:
18 Feb 2021
Auction house:
Chiswick Auctions
Colville Road 1
London, W3 8BL
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 020 89924442
Beschreibung:

(Interiors, Homes & Antiques | Live Online, 18th February 2021) A SET OF EIGHT GANJIFA PLAYING CARDS, FIRST HALF 20TH CENTURY A SET OF EIGHT GANJIFA PLAYING CARDS, FIRST HALF 20TH CENTURY, possibly Maharashtra, Central/Western India, comprising eight circular polychrome-painted and lacquered paper playing cards (ganjifa), three illustrated with the Goddess Sarasvati, one with the Goddess Lakshmi, the remaining with a variety of subjects, the plain back painted in red, mounted on a Plexiglass panel, the panel 38cm high, each card 7.5cm diameter, (8) Notes: This type of playing cards (ganjifa) are used in India, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey, and are usually hand-painted. The game first reached India from Iran in the early 16th century. At the time, the eight-suited Mughal ganjifa pack became widespread. It was then later replaced by the Dashavatara ganjifa set, in which each suit represents one of Vishnu's avatars. A complete example of ganjifa pack can be seen in the Ashmolean Museum Collection, Oxford (inv. no. EAX.2078). (Qty: 8) the panel 38cm high, each card 7.5cm diameter

Auction archive: Lot number 334
Auction:
Datum:
18 Feb 2021
Auction house:
Chiswick Auctions
Colville Road 1
London, W3 8BL
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 020 89924442
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