Two-sided engraved copper plate. Both sides show board games in use at the Mysore court in the 19th century, and both sides are engraved with Kannada descriptions of the games. One side describes the "Panca Ata" game (game of 5) and also shows the bell-shaped counters used to play the game. Bird and lotus flower designs maybe be decorative or part of the game. One the reverse, the "elephant-tie" involves servants and elephants (pictured in the bottom corner) and a board of flowers and circles.

An00015275 001 l


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bell, flower, servant/domestic worker, mammal, bird, lotus


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