Bibi or Queen Playing Card for the Game of Nas
Arts of the Islamic World
The full set of cards for the game of nas contains twenty cards, with four each of five suits. The suits are the king, the queen, the couli, or dancer, the serbaz, or soldier, and the as, or ace, in the form of a lion and tiger entwined by a snake-dragon.
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on wood or papiermâché
under lacquered varnish
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Bibi or Queen Playing Card for the Game of Nas, mid-19th century. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on wood or papiermâché
under lacquered varnish, 2 3/8 x 1 9/16 in. (6.0 x 4.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X274g (Photo: , X274a-t_group.jpg)
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