British Museum Playing Cards

A unique pack of playing cards created for the British Museum with illustrations by Frances Button. Each suit reflects a different aspect of the Museum’s collections. The court cards have been inspired by actual exhibits in the Egyptian, Greek, Assyrian and Medieval Departments   more

The Joker depicts the Piltdown Man which
was proved to ba a hoax →

Above: British Museum playing cards with illustrations by Frances Button, produced and published by British Museum Connection, 46 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QQ.

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Last Updated December 16, 2021 at 07:01pm


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