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Mix and match game cards: head of a jester

EP001.08.TMP.008 (RS18646)

Description

In this top section of a playing card in a mix and match game set, only the head of a jester appears. The jester wears a white cap 'n bells, or coxcomb, a floppy, cloth hat with three points and a jingle bell at the end of each point. The three points signify the asses's ears and tails that jesters wore during an earlier period. A slightly crazed smile plays on his face. The colors appear to have been applied by hand.

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Details

Collection Name
Ephemera collection
Collection Code
EP001
Date Notes
1700s
Physical Description
1 playing card
Collection Type
Ephemera
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000427
AccessID: 635
Other identifier: HNEDID-000427
GUSN
195301
Reference Code
EP001.08.TMP.008

Record details

Descriptive Terms
card games (game sets)
faces (animal or human components)
jesters
jingles
printed ephemera
Material Type
playing cards
Subjects
cap n bells
head
smiling
Location Note
Ephemera: Card Games: Box 1

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