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Title(s):

Pyramiden Spiel = Jeu de pyramides.

Additional Title(s):

Jeu de pyramides

Published/Created:
[Germany] : [publisher not identified], [ca. 1835?]
Physical Description:
1 set of building blocks (54 pieces) : wood ; various sizes, in wooden box 18 x 23 x 3 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199 .P97 1835 Flat A
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
Title from box lid.
Durant, S. Architecture and Childhood: An Exhibition, Heinz Gallery, 1983, item 4
Comprising 54 pieces, each with a hand-colored design mounted on wood (one piece has a blank surface--paper missing), together with four hand-colored guide sheets titled in German, French and English. The four guide sheets show possible constructions for the blocks: an Egyptian pyramid; an Egyptian Obelisk; Indian monuments; and a mausoleum. The original box has a sliding lid with illustrated label depicting the Pyramids of Giza, with title in German and French. The blocks that make up the game have very mixed group of imagery including Greek sculpture with Centaur and Caryatids; astrological signs of stars and moon; Egyptian mummies; Roman fasces; and skull and crossbones. The blocks are generally trapezoidal in shape.
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Block building (Children's activity)
Egypt -- Antiquities.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Mausoleums.
Monuments.
Pyramids.
Form/Genre:
Building blocks.
Recreations.
Toys.
Etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1835.
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