Mix and match game cards: head of a jester

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Location Note

Ephemera: Card Games: Box 1

GUSN

GUSN-195301

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

jesters
jingles
card games (game sets)
faces (animal or human components)
printed ephemera
playing cards

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000427
AccessID 635
Other identifier HNEDID-000427

Physical Description

1 playing card

Collection Code

EP001

Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Reference Code

EP001.08.TMP.008

Date Notes

1700s

Record Details

Material Type

playing cards

Subjects

cap n bells
head
smiling

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Ephemera: Card Games: Box 1