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English: Playing Cards from a Dashavatara (Ten Avatars) Ganjifa Set: Four Tigers - Number Four of the Narasimha Suit, Seven Tortoises - Number Seven of the Kurma Suit, Three Axes - Number Three of the Parashurama Suit, Minister on Horseback - Pradhan (Minister) of the Vamana Suit, Three Ewers - Number Three of the Vamana Suit.

Ten Quivers - Number Ten of the Lakshmana Suit: Playing Card from a Ramayana (Adventures of Rama) Ganjifa Set (?)

The Boar Incarnation Varaha - King of the Varaha Suit, Playing Card from a Dashavatara (Ten Avatars) Ganjifa Set

Five Lotuses - Number Five of the Buddha Suit, Playing Card from a Dashavatara (Ten Avatars) Ganjifa Set

Six Peacock Feather Crowns - Number Six of the Taj (Crown) Suit, Playing Card from a Mughal Ganjifa Set

Six White Horses with Honorific Parasols - Number Six of the Kalki Suit, Playing Card from a Dashavatara (Ten Avatars) Ganjifa Set
Date 19th century
Source LACMA
Author LACMA


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