Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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game set with bag
  • United States
  • game set with bag, late 1800s–2000
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cloth, wood, glass, plastic
  • Object Length/Width: k) 24 x 17 cm
    Object Length/Width: k) 9 7/16 x 6 11/16 in
    Object Length/Width: a-e) 17.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: a-e) 6 7/8 x 1 in
  • Gift of Alice Schwegler
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1286.a-k
Description

This is a game set of five flat wooden sticks, four glass marbles, a small pencil and a carrying pouch.
2007.1286.a is a flat wooden piece with a small divot out of one end.
2007.1286.b,c are flat reddish-brown wooden pieces.
2007.1286.d,e are flat blackish-brown wooden pieces.
2007.1286.f is a dark brown marble with a blotch of white and a thin stripe of white.
2007.1286.g is a dark brown marble with four faint white rings.
2007.1286.h is an amber colored marble with white swirls.
2007.1286.i is a solid red marble.
2007.1286.j is a very small pencil with a black plastic head on it, with white eyes and red lips.
2007.1286.k is a burlap carrying pouch with a twine drawstring.