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Object ID #18215187

This is a Game board. We acquired it in 1921. Its medium is papier mache, painted and gilded decoration. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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 donated by Eleanor Garnier 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.)

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Object ID #18215187; 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.

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