Cavagnole Game Board
Gambling has long been a part of the leisure activities and tempting habits of many countries of the world throughout history. The wagering of money on an event with an uncertain outcome requires consideration, chance, and a potential prize. Cavagnole, or biribi, is an Italian and French game of chance where players put their stakes on a number on the board from 1 to 70 and if their number is drawn they win 64 times their stake.
This object was
Sarah Cooper Hewitt.
It is credited
Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 33.1 x 22.2 x 0.3 cm (13 1/16 x 8 3/4 x 1/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Cavagnole Game Board; papier mache, painted and gilded decoration; H x W x D: 33.1 x 22.2 x 0.3 cm (13 1/16 x 8 3/4 x 1/8 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1921-22-199
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Virtue in Vice.