A set of Indian ganjifa cards Maisur, circa 1870

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Lot 6
A set of Indian ganjifa cards
Maisur, circa 1870

£ 200 - 300
US$ 250 - 370
A set of Indian ganjifa cards
Maisur, circa 1870
71 cards (plus one duplicate)
5.6cm in diameter.

Footnotes

  • The set seems likely to have been produced in Maisur, although there is a strong Deccani influence from Kurnool: the red stripes of the horses resemble the kind found in Karauli miniatures.

    1) "Taj" - crown (1 wazir + 7 cards)
    2) "Safed" - silver coin as the moon (1 wazir + 8 cards)
    3) "Shamsher" - sword (1 wazir + 6 cards)
    4) "Ghulam" - slave, servant (1 mir + 8 cards + 1 double)
    5) "Chang" - harp (1 mir + 9 cards)
    6) "Surk" - gold coin (1 mir + 1 wazir + 7 cards)
    7) "Barat" - document or hundi (1 mir + 1 wazir + 9 cards)
    8) "Qimash" - textile, household furniture, large oval bolster (1 mir + 7 cards)
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A set of Indian ganjifa cards Maisur, circa 1870
A set of Indian ganjifa cards Maisur, circa 1870
A set of Indian ganjifa cards Maisur, circa 1870
A set of Indian ganjifa cards Maisur, circa 1870
A set of Indian ganjifa cards Maisur, circa 1870
A set of Indian ganjifa cards Maisur, circa 1870
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