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Raga

Object Number: 
2007.6.275
Date: 
ca. 1980-1992
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
Dimensions: 
2 1/8 x 1 7/8 in (5.4 x 4.8 cm)
Description: 
White cardboard matchbook with reverse striker; print of robed man playing a citar in brown on front; "RAGA" in gold on sleeve; "FOR SAFETY STRIKE ON BACK" in brown on footer; "Reservations: Plaza 7-3450" in brown on saddle; "57 w. 48th street/(rockefeller center)/new york city" in brown on reverse; "GREAT INDIAN COOKING/COMES TO NEW YORK/OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER/Available for Private Parties" on interior in brown.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group